In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
But conscience asks the question – is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.
Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.