Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

“I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem; it merely creates new and more complicated ones.  Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.  Nobel lecture, 1964

Proverbs – Famous Quotes

Proverbs – Famous Quotes

Though all under heaven be at peace, if the art of war be forgotten there is peril.
- Chinese proverb

Fourth of July Quotes

Fourth of July Quotes – Famous Quotes Famous Sayings

If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
- Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
- Judge Learned Hand

Lots more Fourth of July Quotes are available at Famous Quotes


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