Words matter. These are the best Coretta Scott King Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
We can prevent many people from becoming terrorists by truly listening to people who feel they’ve been treated unjustly and responding to their concerns with a sense of justice and compassion.
I don’t see how you can separate human rights and the rights of all people, no matter what their sexual orientation is.
Sometimes, I am also identified as a civil rights leader or a human rights activist. I would also like to be thought of as a complex, three-dimensional, flesh-and-blood human being with a rich storehouse of experiences, much like everyone else, yet unique in my own way, much like everyone else.
Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.
I believe that women know if their husbands are unfaithful. They feel it.
Knowing what I know now, if I could have chosen parents, I would have chosen exactly the ones God selected for me.
I feel George Wallace symbolizes something in the past which America has rejected.
A vote for George Wallace is a vote for the past and oppression.
I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes – the finer things of life – would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
I always knew that I was called to do something. I didn’t know what, but I finally rationalized after I met Martin – and it took a lot of praying to discover this – that this was probably what God had called me to do: to marry him.
Scandal sells books; fidelity does not.
Mr. Sessions’ conduct as a U.S. Attorney, from his politically-motivated voting fraud prosecutions to his indifference toward criminal violations of civil rights laws, indicated that he lacks the temperament, fairness and judgment to be a federal judge.
Non-violence is a permanent attitude we bring to the breakfast table and bring to bed at night.
Nonviolence would work today, it would work 2,000 years from now, it would work 5,000 years from now.
My professional and personal roots in Alabama are deep and lasting.
Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is nonviolence.
Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.
Particularly in the South, efforts continue to be made to deny blacks access to the polls, even where blacks constitute the majority of the voters.
Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to live his life serving others.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
On Thanksgiving Night, 1942, when I was fifteen years old, white racists burned our house to the ground.
Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.
I can’t help but believe that at some time in the not-too-distant future, there is going to be another movement to change these systemic conditions of poverty, injustice, and violence in people’s lives. That is where we’ve got to go, and it is going to be a struggle.
My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.
It is plain that we don’t care about our poor people except to exploit them as cheap labor and victimize them through excessive rents and consumer prices.
While not a panacea for the nation’s illegal immigration problems, employer sanctions are one necessary means of stopping the exploitation of vulnerable workers and the undercutting of American jobs and living standards.
When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline.
Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.
The Voting Rights Act was, and still is, vitally important to the future of democracy in the United States.
Thank God we have the example of Martin Luther King, Jr. People need role models. They need to see examples of people in peoples’ lives, and that’s why it’s so important not just to commemorate his life, but to study and try to live by the principles of that life.
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses… An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.