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Martin Luther King Jr.

1929-1968. American black leader. Nobel prize winner in 1964.

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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.

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We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

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If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

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If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

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Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.

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Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.

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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

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Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

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The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

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