In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
We bust build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
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.
That old law about an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do what is right.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?’
We must substitute courage for caution.
If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
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