When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.