"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
"If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
"It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
"Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better."
All quotes are Dr. King's.