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Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.




Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others."

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.




Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul."

Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.




Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood."

I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "When the heart is right, the mind and the body will follow."

When the heart is right, the mind and the body will follow.




Coretta Scott King Quotes: "When you are willing to make sacrifices for a great cause, you will never be alone."

When you are willing to make sacrifices for a great cause, you will never be alone.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "We must eliminate the gulf of mistrust and ignorance that keeps us from learning from each other."

We must eliminate the gulf of mistrust and ignorance that keeps us from learning from each other.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation."

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people."

Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Behind every good man, there's a good woman reminding you I knew you when you didn't have nothing."

Behind every good man, there's a good woman reminding you I knew you when you didn't have nothing.




Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life."

Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Women, in general, are not part of the corruption of the past, so they can give a new kind of leadership, a new image for mankind."

Women, in general, are not part of the corruption of the past, so they can give a new kind of leadership, a new image for mankind.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "All we seek is an America where every person is given the chance to productively contribute to his country and where he can receive a fair and equitable share of the wealth that production creates."

All we seek is an America where every person is given the chance to productively contribute to his country and where he can receive a fair and equitable share of the wealth that production creates.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Hate is too great a burden to bear."

Hate is too great a burden to bear.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense."

I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "People need role models. They need to see examples of people in peoples' lives."

People need role models. They need to see examples of people in peoples' lives.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed in retaliation."

An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed in retaliation.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood."

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "If a man had nothing that was worth dying for, then he was not fit to live."

If a man had nothing that was worth dying for, then he was not fit to live.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "People have to allow themselves to be used by God and Martin [Luther King, Jr.] committed himself totally to God's will and purpose and God is always waiting for someone who is willing to do that."

People have to allow themselves to be used by God and Martin [Luther King, Jr.] committed himself totally to God's will and purpose and God is always waiting for someone who is willing to do that.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Isn't it strange how the leaders of nations can talk so eloquently about peace while they prepare for war? ... There is no way to make peace while preparing for war."

Isn't it strange how the leaders of nations can talk so eloquently about peace while they prepare for war? ... There is no way to make peace while preparing for war.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children."

If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "As an African American child growing up in the segregated South, I was told, one way or another, almost every day of my life, that I wasn't as good as a white child."

As an African American child growing up in the segregated South, I was told, one way or another, almost every day of my life, that I wasn't as good as a white child.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become."

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "I'm more determined than ever that my husband's dream will become a reality."

I'm more determined than ever that my husband's dream will become a reality.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "When aroused the American conscience is a powerful force for reform."

When aroused the American conscience is a powerful force for reform.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Without Coretta Scott King, there would not have been a Martin Luther King, Jr. in the way that we know him."

Without Coretta Scott King, there would not have been a Martin Luther King, Jr. in the way that we know him.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there's no hope. But then, Easter comes."

When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there's no hope. But then, Easter comes.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Violence diminishes our humanity."

Violence diminishes our humanity.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "This was really what I was supposed to be doing, and it was a great blessing to have discovered this, and to be doing what was God's will for your life."

This was really what I was supposed to be doing, and it was a great blessing to have discovered this, and to be doing what was God's will for your life.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "It's going to take an act of Congress to deal with poverty and hunger, not only in this country, but throughout the world. We have the resources but we don't have the will."

It's going to take an act of Congress to deal with poverty and hunger, not only in this country, but throughout the world. We have the resources but we don't have the will.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens."

There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "The greatest violence is seeing a child go to bed hungry."

The greatest violence is seeing a child go to bed hungry.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "The process of nonviolence is one that takes time and those of us who've suffered, who've been persecuted over the years, would like to see things change, you know, overnight."

The process of nonviolence is one that takes time and those of us who've suffered, who've been persecuted over the years, would like to see things change, you know, overnight.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "How many must die before we can really have a free and true and peaceful society?"

How many must die before we can really have a free and true and peaceful society?



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "If sexual relations between consenting adults are not part of the right to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution, then American democracy is in trouble."

If sexual relations between consenting adults are not part of the right to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution, then American democracy is in trouble.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Money is necessary -- both to support a family and to advance causes one believes in."

Money is necessary -- both to support a family and to advance causes one believes in.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "To really know someone is to have loved and hated him in turn."

To really know someone is to have loved and hated him in turn.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "We have to launch a national campaign against homophobia in the black community."

We have to launch a national campaign against homophobia in the black community.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "nonviolence first changes the individual."

nonviolence first changes the individual.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "If Martin [Luther King, Jr.]'s philosophy had been embraced and lived out in Iraq and other places, we wouldn't have bin Ladens."

If Martin [Luther King, Jr.]'s philosophy had been embraced and lived out in Iraq and other places, we wouldn't have bin Ladens.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "The more visible signs of protest are gone, but I think there is a realization that the tactics of the late sixties are not sufficient to meet the challenges of the seventies."

The more visible signs of protest are gone, but I think there is a realization that the tactics of the late sixties are not sufficient to meet the challenges of the seventies.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "If you use weapons of war to bring about peace, you're going to have more war and destruction."

If you use weapons of war to bring about peace, you're going to have more war and destruction.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "On Thanksgiving Night, 1942, when I was fifteen years old, white racists burned our house to the ground."

On Thanksgiving Night, 1942, when I was fifteen years old, white racists burned our house to the ground.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one's purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one's self."

My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one's purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one's self.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence."

Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.



Coretta Scott King Quotes: "When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline."

When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline.