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The real radical is that person who has a vision of equality and is willing to do those things that will bring reality closer to that vision. . .


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Let us be enraged about injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it.



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We are all one - and if we don't know it, we will learn it the hard way.



We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.

We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.



When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.

When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.



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The only weapon we have is our bodies, and we need to tuck them in places so wheels don't turn



To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.

To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.



If I do not fight bigotry wherever it is, bigotry is thereby strengthened. And to the degree that it is strengthened, it will, thereby, have the power to turn on me.

If I do not fight bigotry wherever it is, bigotry is thereby strengthened. And to the degree that it is strengthened, it will, thereby, have the power to turn on me.



The moral man is he who is opposed to injustice per se, opposed to injustice wherever he finds it; the moral man looks for injustice first of all in himself.

The moral man is he who is opposed to injustice per se, opposed to injustice wherever he finds it; the moral man looks for injustice first of all in himself.



Every indifference to prejudice is suicide because, if I don’t fight all bigotry, bigotry itself will be strengthened and, sooner or later, it will return on me.

Every indifference to prejudice is suicide because, if I don’t fight all bigotry, bigotry itself will be strengthened and, sooner or later, it will return on me.



God does not require us to achieve any of the good tasks that humanity must pursue. What God requires of us is that we not stop trying.

God does not require us to achieve any of the good tasks that humanity must pursue. What God requires of us is that we not stop trying.





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