"I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Booker T. Washington
"The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one."
"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."
"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."