"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Martin Luther King, Jr. on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Martin Luther King, Jr. on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."
"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan."