Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

The strong man holds in a living blend strongly marked opposites. The idealists are usually not realistic, and the realists are not usually idealistic. The militant are not generally known to be passive, nor the passive to be militant. Seldom are the humble self-assertive, or the self-assertive humble. But life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony. The philosopher Hegel said that truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in the emergent synthesis which reconciles the two.


Ch. 1 : A tough mind and a tender heart - Strength to Love (1963)

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The strong man holds in a living blend strongly marked opposites. The idealists are usually not realistic, and the realists are not usually...

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The strong man holds in a living blend strongly marked opposites. The idealists are usually not realistic, and the realists are not usually...

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The strong man holds in a living blend strongly marked opposites. The idealists are usually not realistic, and the realists are not usually...

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The strong man holds in a living blend strongly marked opposites. The idealists are usually not realistic, and the realists are not usually...