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I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.”… I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
"I Have a Dream," speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963
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A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.
Strength to Love (1963)
We will speed the day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing … “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last.”
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Strength to Love pt. 4 ch. 3 (1963)
We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.
Strength to Love ch. 13 (1963)