I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed : " We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal ."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia , the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi , a state sweltering with the heat of injustice , sweltering with the heat of oppression , will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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.
But far more than this , the peoples of the world would be kept in bondage of fear , and all hopes of settled peace and of security , of justice and liberty , among nations , would be ended.
This is the ultimate issue which confronts us . For the sake of all that we ourselves hold dear , and of the world order and peace , it is unthinkable that we should refuse to meet the challenge .
It is to this high purpose that I now call my people at home and my peoples across the seas , who will make our cause their own .
I ask them to stand calm and firm and united in this time of trial .
The task will be hard . There may be dark days ahead , and war can no longer be confined to the battle field , but we can only do the right as we see the right , and reverently commit our cause to God .
If one and all we keep resolutely faithful to it , ready for whatever service or sacrifice it may demand , then with God's help , we shall prevail .
If I fail , I try again , and again , and again. Because the moment I give up , is the moment I fail .
I may not have hands to hold my wife's hand but when the times comes , I'll be able to hold her heart . I don't need hands to hold her heart.
From time to time in the years to come , I hope you will be treated unfairly , so that you will come to know the value of justice .
I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty . Sorry to say , but I hope you will be lonely from time to time so that you don't take friends for granted.