Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
To be a Negro in America is to hope against hope.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.