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"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others."
"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."
"Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land . . . So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man."
The below clip is only 3 minutes long, and if you've never seen videos of Dr. King speak I hope you watch it...powerful, moving...these two words come to mind. To learn more about Martin Luther King jr., or to read or listen to his speeches on line, click here.