King's Favorite Quotations

    
    

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Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
    George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
    Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
    Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
    Alden Nowlan, poet, novelist, and playwright (1933-1983)

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi, statesman (1869-1948 )

Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.
    William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616 )

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
    Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931 )

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
    Nelson Mandela, activist, south African president, Nobel laureate (b. 1918 )

The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )

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 one's conscience tells one that it is right.
    Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )

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