Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Coretta Scott King

American Author, Activist, and Civil Rights Leader, wife Martin Luther King, Jr., helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

"As one whose husband and mother-in-law have both died the victims of murder assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses. An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by legalized murder."