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Quotes of the Day for 15 January 2004 – Martin Luther King, Jr

It is told that when Martin Luther King, Jr was born on this day in 1929 he didn't cry, and there was concern that the baby had not survived the difficult birth. It didn't take many years for the boy to develop a powerful voice for peace and equality. Here are a few things he used that voice for.

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The quotes:

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

We live together as rational human beings or die together as fools.

We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
     - Martin Luther King, Jr, 1929 - 1968

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