I submit that
an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to
arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in
reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
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.
begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
We must learn
to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its
vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his
objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the
ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the
false with the true.
fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets
himself into immortality.
is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to
face with another problem.
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
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