- I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. ~Countess of Blessington
- Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. ~Dennis Leary
- To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow. ~William Faulkner
- It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can. ~Sydney Smith
- People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one’s soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you. ~Samuel L. Jackson
- Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated. ~Kofi Annan
- Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~Robert F. Kennedy
- Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ~Mother Teresa
- How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank
Happy MLK Day, all!