True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.
Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.
The question is no longer between violence and non-violence; it is between non-violence and non-existence.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.
Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.
I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.