I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.
Martin Luther King
We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.
We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
It must be remembered that genuine peace is not the absence of tension, but the presence of justice.
I have a dream today.