17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

via 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

On Militarism & The Vietnam War

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On The Fight For Justice

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On “White Moderates”

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On Black Self-Love

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On Economic Injustice

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On “Western Arrogance”

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On Charity

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On Education & Critical Thinking

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On His Legacy

“If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them to say…I’d like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I’d like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say, on that day, that I did try, in my life, to visit those who were in prison. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.”

– The Drum Major Instinct (1968)

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Maya Angelou on Heroes…

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” Maya Angelou

Benjamin Franklin on Freedom…

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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