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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Inspiring Quotes

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Martin Luther King Jr. At a Glance

Martin Luther King Jr. Most Inspiring Quotes
Martin Luther King Jr. Most Inspiring Quotes

Full Name: Martin Luther King Jr.

Born: Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Died: April 4, 1968 (aged 39), Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Cause of Death: Assassination by gunshot

Resting Place: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Children: Yolanda, Martin, Dexter, Bernice

Parents: Martin Luther King Sr., Alberta Williams King

Education: Morehouse College (BA), Crozer Theological Seminary (BDiv), Boston University (PhD)

Occupation: Baptist minister, activist

Known For: Civil rights movement, Peace movement

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Presidential Medal of Freedom (posthumously,1977), Congressional Gold Medal (posthumously, 2004)

Memories: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Motivational Quotes

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At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Seeing is not always believing. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must use time creatively. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

A lie cannot live. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Top Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

We who 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.

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

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.

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.

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

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 together at the table of brotherhood. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A right delayed is a right denied. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A riot is the language of the unheard. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Inspiring Quotes in English

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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