Quotes from The American Dream sermon delivered on July 4, 1965 at Ebenezer Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia
“When we see the truth of our situation, we must act with non violence and a knowledge of our collective harmony.”
“Through our scientific genius, we have made this of this world a neighborhood. Now though our moral and ethical commitment, we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. Every individual must learn this. Every nation must learn this.”
Loving the person who does the evil deed while hating the deed that the person does.
“Non cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.”
“Secure moral ends through moral means. Destructive means can not have constructive ends. The end is pre-existing in the means.”
“I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”