We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

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

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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Strength to Love pt. 4 ch. 3 (1963)