Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

'Letter from Birmingham Jail' in Why We Can't Wait 1963.

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Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964