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Coretta Scott King

  • 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.

    • Coretta Scott King,
    • in Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens ()
  • 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.

    • Coretta Scott King,
    • in Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens ()
  • Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

    • Coretta Scott King,
    • speech ()
  • Violence diminishes our humanity.

    • Coretta Scott King,
    • news item ()
  • There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Each of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.

  • ... nonviolence first changes the individual.

  • Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.

  • Isn't it strange how the leaders of nations can talk so eloquently about peace while they prepare for war? ... There is no way to make peace while preparing for war.

    • Coretta Scott King,
    • 1982, in Ms. ()
  • When aroused the American conscience is a powerful force for reform.

    • Coretta Scott King
  • Money is necessary — both to support a family and to advance causes one believes in.

    • Coretta Scott King
  • The greatest violence is seeing a child go to bed hungry.

    • Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King, U.S. civil rights leader, activist, writer

(1927 - 2006)