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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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Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon…which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Why We Can't Wait
I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
Speech in Detroit, Michigan, June 23 1963
Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
'Letter from Birmingham Jail' in Why We Can't Wait 1963.
The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.
A Tough Mind And A Tender Heart (Sermon)
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Loving Your Enemies (1957 speech) and included in King's book Strength to Love (1963)