Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
We have to realize we are building a movement.
No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself. We cannot afford to be separate. . . . We have to see that all of us are in the same boat.
We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.
She said it in her gentle manner but with the same vigor of the prophets of old as they struck injustice
There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.
She has made his teachings something that will live for a long time. She took the King philosophy seriously and she worked at it. And it was not a thing for show. It was for helping them instill in their own lives the principles that he had taught.
A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women, but she can,t take the same things for granted.
We've got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it.
We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.