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Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes that will empower you to be your Best

Martin Luther King Jr., the epitome of leadership, was a powerful and inspiring civil rights activist of the early 1960s who could move so many with so little words. The Baptist minister, felt the pain of segregation in his youth, and suffered from depression for much of his life. But he chose to fight his circumstances despite all odds, out stood academically and rose to become one of the most beloved, powerful and inspirational figure of all time.

In 1963, he delivered his famous speech, “I have a Dream”, on his March to Washington, which drew a crowd of nearly 250,000 people. While planning for a national occupation of Washington, D.C., which was to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

Martin Luther King was a fore bearer of courage, love, forgiveness, and above all, hope. He moved billions with his powerful voice and with the rebel to fight for what’s right.

Here is a list of quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. that will kindle the spark in you and light a fire.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Education

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  1. “Non violence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  2. “The reason I can’ t follow the old eye-for-an-eye philosophy is that it ends up leaving everyone blind.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  3. “World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  4. “I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism. Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, love is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. To return hate for hate does nothing but intensify the existence of evil in the universe. Someone must have sense enough and religion enough to cut off the chain of hate and evil, and this can only be done through love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  5. “There are two types of laws: there are just laws and there are unjust laws… What is the difference between the two? … An unjust law is a man-made code that is out of harmony with the moral law.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  6. “The ultimate test of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and moments of convenience, but where he stands in moments of challenge and moments of controversy.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  7. “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  8. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his
    individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  9. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  10. “If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all
    reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  11. “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  12. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  13. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  14. “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  15. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  16. “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  17. “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  18. “Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice, say that I was a drum major for peace, I was a drum major for righteousness, and all the other shallow things will not matter.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  19. “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  20. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  21. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  22. “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  23. “I oppose the war in Vietnam because I love America. I speak out against it not in anger but with anxiety and sorrow in my heart, and above all with a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as a moral example of the world.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  24. “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  25. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  26. “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  27. “It is not enough to say ‘We must not wage war.’ It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but the positive affirmation of peace.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  28. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  29. “Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  30. “We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs ‘down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.’”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  31. “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  32. “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  33. “Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  34. “To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  35. “A great majority of the so-called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  36. “Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  37. “The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  38. “Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  39. “Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  40. Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  41. I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  42. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  43. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  44. Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  45. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  46. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  47. Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  48. Seeing is not always believing.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  49. Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  50. Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education
  51. Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Education

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Love

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  1. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  2. “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  3. “I have a dream that one day, little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  4. “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  5. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  6. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  7. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  8. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  9. “Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  10. “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  11. “It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  12. “We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  13. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  14. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  15. “The belief that God will do everything for man is as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself. It, too, is based on a lack of faith. We must learn what to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  16. “Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  17. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  18. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  19. “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  20. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  21. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love
  22. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love

Martin Luther king Jr. Famous Inspiring Quotes

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  1. “Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
    ~ “The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  2. “If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, ‘brethren!’ Be careful, teachers!”
    ~ “The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  3. “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
    ~ from Stride Toward Freedom, 1958, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  4. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  5. Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
    ~  “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart,” August 30, 1959, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  6. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    ~  Strength to Love, 1963, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  7. “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
    ~ ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail,’ April 16, 1963, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  8. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
    ~ from ‘Letter from Birmingham, Alabama Jail’, April 16, 1963, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  9. “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
    ~ from “I Have A Dream” speech, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  10. “We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”
    ~ from “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  11. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
    ~ from Strength to Love, 1963, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  12. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
    ~ from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964., Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  13. “The time is always right to do what is right.”
    ~ from Oberlin College Commencement speech, 1965, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  14. “The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking.”
    ~ from “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” 1967, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  15. “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
    ~ from speech before a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, October 26, 1967, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  16. “For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.”
    ~ from “I’ve Been To The Mountain Top,” April 3, 1968, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  17. “All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn’t committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.”
    ~ from “I’ve Been To The Mountain Top,” April 3, 1968, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  18. “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now because I’ve been to the mountaintop . . .I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.”
    ~ from “I’ve Been To The Mountain Top,” April 3, 1968, Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  19. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  20. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  21. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  22. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  23. “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  24. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  25. “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  26. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  27. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  28. “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  29. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  30. “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  31. “You will change your mind; You will change your looks; You will change your smile,laugh, and ways but no matter what you change, you will always be you.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  32. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. ”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  33. “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  34. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  35. “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes
  36. “A riot is the language of the unheard.”
    ~ Martin Luther king Jr Famous Inspiring Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Courage

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  1. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  2. Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  3. Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  4. If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  5. May you understand them and feel their breadth and wisdom
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  6. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  7. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  8. “When you are right, you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  9. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  10. “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  11. “The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  12. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  13. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciousness stupidity.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  14. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at our goals.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  15. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  16. “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  17. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  18. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others? Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  19. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  20. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  21. “A riot is the language of the unheard.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  22. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  23. “We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. Do to us what you will and we shall continue to love you.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  24. “Morality cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  25. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  26. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  27. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  28. “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  29. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  30. “When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  31. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  32. “Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. 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.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  33. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  34. “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  35. “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  36. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  37. “If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values—that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  38. “Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  39. “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  40. “A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  41. “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.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  42. “Morality cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  43. “One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  44. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  45. “Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  46. “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  47. “Hatred paralyses life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  48. “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  49. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  50. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  51. “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  52. “Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  53. “The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  54. “The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  55. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  56. “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  57. “Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  58. “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  59. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  60. “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  61. “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.”
  62. “At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  63. Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  64. We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  65. On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right? There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  66. Courageous men never lose the zest for living even though their life situation is zestless; cowardly men, overwhelmed by the uncertainties of life, lose the will to live. We must constantly build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  67. Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
  68. My study of Gandhi convinced me that true pacifism is not nonresistance to evil, but nonviolent resistance to evil. Between the two positions, there is a world of difference. Gandhi resisted evil with as much vigor and power as the violent resister, but True pacifism is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage

Martin Luther Jr. Quotes On Forgiveness

  1. “The words ‘I will forgive you, but I’ll never forget what you’ve done’ never explain the real nature of forgiveness.”
    ~ Martin Luther Jr Quotes On Forgiveness
  2. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
    ~ Martin Luther Jr Quotes On Forgiveness
  3. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
    ~ Martin Luther Jr Quotes On Forgiveness
  4. “We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”
    ~ Martin Luther Jr Quotes On Forgiveness
  5. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”
    ~ Martin Luther Jr Quotes On Forgiveness
  6. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
    ~ Martin Luther Jr Quotes On Forgiveness
  7. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
    ~ Martin Luther Jr Quotes On Forgiveness

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality

  1. “A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  2. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  3. “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.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  4. “I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  5. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  6. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  7. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…..I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  8. “One of the great tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality
  9. “The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Equality

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Leadership

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  1. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  2. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  3. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  4. “If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  5. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  6. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  7. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  8. “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  9. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  10. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  11. “Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  12. “When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. ”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  13. “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  14. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  15. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  16. “We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  17. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  18. “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service… You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  19. “I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  20. “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  21. “The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  22. “We cannot walk alone.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  23. “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  24. “I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  25. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  26. “Nonviolence is an absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  27. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  28. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  29. “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
  30. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith

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  1. “If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  2. “If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  3. “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  4. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  5. “By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists … Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  6. “Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  7. “The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  8. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  9. “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith
  10. “Seeing is not always believing.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Faith

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom

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  1. “If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom
  2. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom
  3. “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as ‘right-to-work.’ It provides no ‘rights’ and no ‘works.’ Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining… We demand this fraud be stopped.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom
  4. “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom
  5. “If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive. ”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom
  6. “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom
  7. “I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom
  8. “When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ ”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Freedom

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice

  1. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  2. “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  3. “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  4. “The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  5. “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  6. “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  7. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  8. “I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice
  9. “The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Justice

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress

  1. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  2. “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  3. “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  4. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  5. “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  6. “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  7. “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  8. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  9. “Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  10. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  11. “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  12. “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  13. “What is wrong in the world today is that the nations of the world are engaged in a bitter, colossal contest for supremacy.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  14. “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.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  15. “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  16. “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  17. “A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress
  18. “The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Progress

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence

  1. “We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence
  2. “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence
  3. “At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence
  4. “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence
  5. “Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence
  6. “World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence
  7. “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence
  8. “Mankind must put and end to war or war will put an end to mankind.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Nonviolence

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life

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  1. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  2. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  3. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  4. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  5. “We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  6. “There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  7. “Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  8. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  9. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  10. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  11. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  12. “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  13. “Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  14. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  15. “There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  16. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life.
  17. “A lie cannot live.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  18. “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life
  19. “The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Life

Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes

  1. “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  2. “We want all of our rights, we want them here, and we want them now.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  3. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  4. “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  5. “Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  6. “Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  7. ”Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  8. “In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  9. “We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  10. “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  11. “With patient and firm determination we will press on until every valley of despair is exalted to new peaks of hope, until every mountain of pride and irrationality is made low by the levelling process of humility and compassion; until the rough places of injustice are transformed into a smooth plane of equality of opportunity; and until the crooked places of prejudice are transformed by the straightening process of bright-eyed wisdom.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  12. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  13. “The time has come for an all-out world war against poverty. The rich nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  14. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes
  15. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Powerful Quotes