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March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."
“You are never strong enough that you don't need help.”
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
“Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.”
"Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?"
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