Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

The Measure of a Man (1958)

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More from Martin Luther King Jr.

Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.

Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 16 April 1963

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.

Strength to Love (1963)

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

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

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.

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

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