The following quotations are engraved on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial:
"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."
"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness."
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."
"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."