Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
-- All quotes from the amazing Martin Luther King Jr.
The I Have A Dream speech always makes me cry. See it here for a wonderful refresher.