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April 1965: Dr Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,
‘What are you doing for others?'”

“There is some good in the worst of us and some
evil in the best of us. When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies”

“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”

“I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus
character – that is the goal of true education.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“The moral arc of the universe bends
at the elbow of justice.”

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is
a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it.”

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…
Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice,
suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”