The only weapon that we have in our hands this evening is the weapon of protest. That's all.
Martin Luther King
Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived.
The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.
It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.