“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” From his 1963 book, Strength to Love.


“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” From his April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”


“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.” From his famous August 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” From his 1963 book, Strength to Love.


“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” From his April 1960 address at Spelman College.

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