I refuse to accept the view that mankind…

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., American civil rights leader (1929-1968), from his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

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I am only one, but still, I am one. I ca…

I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can.

Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and writer (1822-1909)

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