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  • You cannot believe in peace at home and not believe in international peace. A war with Iraq will increase anti-American sentiment, create more terrorists, and drain as much as 200 billion taxpayer dollars, which should be invested in human development here in America.

    War   Believe   Home  
  • We have a lot more work to do in our common struggle against bigotry and discrimination. I say "common struggle" because I believe very strongly that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong and should be opposed by right-thinking Americans everywhere. Freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation is surely a fundamental human right in any great democracy, as much as freedom from racial, religious, gender, or ethnic discrimination.

    Coretta Scott King's remarks at Opening Plenary Session of the 13th annual "Creating Change" conference of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 2000.
  • I think if people really read Martin Luther King, Jr., then they would begin to understand what he really represented. The philosophy that he developed, of course, he was greatly influenced by Gandhi and Jesus Christ.

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  • An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed in retaliation.

  • I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice. But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.

    Dream   Brother   Kings  
    Reuters, March 31, 1998.
  • Violence diminishes our humanity.

  • Women, in general, are not part of the corruption of the past, so they can give a new kind of leadership, a new image for mankind.

    Past   Giving   Kind  
  • I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people, and I should stick to the issue of racial justice.

    Gay   Rights   Talking  
    "An Advocate of Rights for All" by William C. Stosine, www.washingtonpost.com. February 1, 2006.
  • Nonviolence is a method that transforms, first of all, the individual once you understand it and embrace it. It begins with you and, if you can, about transforming individuals so that they love unconditionally.

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  • If Martin [Luther King, Jr.]'s philosophy had been embraced and lived out in Iraq and other places, we wouldn't have bin Ladens.

    Kings   Philosophy   Iraq  
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  • How many must die before we can really have a free and true and peaceful society?

    Peace   Men   Long  
    "My Life, My Love, My Legacy".
  • I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood.

  • All we seek is an America where every person is given the chance to productively contribute to his country and where he can receive a fair and equitable share of the wealth that production creates.

  • ...We have an historic opportunity for a great global healing and renewal. If we will accept the challenge of nonviolent activism with faith, courage, and determination, we can bring this great vision of a world united in peace and harmony from a distant ideal into glowing reality.

  • It's going to take an act of Congress to deal with poverty and hunger, not only in this country, but throughout the world. We have the resources but we don't have the will.

    Country   World   Poverty  
  • I always knew that I was called to do something. I didn't know what, but I finally rationalized after I met Martin [Luther King, Jr.] and it took a lot of praying to discover this, that this was probably what God had called me to do, to marry him.

    Kings   Praying   Luther  
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  • Love is such a powerful force. It's there for everyone to embrace-that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.

  • If you give your life to a cause in which you believe, and if it is right and just, and if your life comes to an end as a result of this, then your life could not have been spent in a more redemptive way. I think that is what my husband has done.

  • People need role models. They need to see examples of people in peoples' lives.

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  • People have to allow themselves to be used by God and Martin [Luther King, Jr.] committed himself totally to God's will and purpose and God is always waiting for someone who is willing to do that.

    Kings   People   Waiting  
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  • This was really what I was supposed to be doing, and it was a great blessing to have discovered this, and to be doing what was God's will for your life.

    "Congressional Gold Medal". The Academy of Achievement interview, www.achievement.org. June 12, 2004.
  • Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.

    Chicago Defender newspaper, April 01, 1998.
  • When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there's no hope. But then, Easter comes.

    Friday   Easter   Moments  
  • nonviolence first changes the individual.

  • I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.

    "Shadow in the Land : Homosexuality in America" by William Dannemeyer, (p. 148), 1989.
  • The greatest violence is seeing a child go to bed hungry.

    Children   Bed   Violence  
  • If a man had nothing that was worth dying for, then he was not fit to live.

    Men   Dying   Fit  
  • When aroused the American conscience is a powerful force for reform.

    Powerful   Reform   Force  
  • Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job.

    Jobs   Gay   Rights  
  • Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life.

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    Coretta Scott King

    • Born: April 27, 1927
    • Died: January 30, 2006
    • Occupation: Author