"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. "
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness."
"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. "
"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 out freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."
"The means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek."
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."