"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'"
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Abraham Lincoln
"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."