“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
"Having a grievance or a resentment is like drinking poison and thinking it will kill your enemy."
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. "
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