“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe. The arc is a long one. My eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by experience of sight. I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice.” – abolitionist Unitarian minister Theodore Parker in a 1853 sermon.
““The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – MLK, brought to new fame by President Obama, and now likely one of the most cited quotations of the past year.