American Leader Quotes


204 American Leader quotes:



"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
"We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it."
"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
"I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
"I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation."
"A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard."
"I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law."
"If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control."
"One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."
"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people."
"The question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be."
"We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive."
"Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place."
"When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness."


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