28 Famous Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King, Jr.  was a social activist, American Baptist minister, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He was born on January 15, 1929 and died on April 4, 1968.

Following are the quotes of Martin Luther King, Jr with images.

Famous Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes


“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”


“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”


The Ultimate Test Of A Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments . » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”


“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.'” Books


We Must Learn To Live Together As Brothers Or Perish Together As Fools. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“I often feel like saying, when I hear the question ‘People aren’t ready,’ that it’s like telling a person who is trying to swim, ‘Don’t jump in that water until you learn how to swim.’ When actually you will never learn how to swim until you get in the water.”


“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.”


We May Have All Come On Different Ships, But We’Re In The Same Boat Now. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“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.”


“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.”


Our Lives Begin To End The Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”


“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”


No One Really Knows Why They Are Alive Until They Know What They'D Die For. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”


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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”


Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness, Only Light Can Do That. Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate, Only Love Can Do That. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”


“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.”


Faith Is Taking The First Step Even When You Don'T See The Whole Staircase. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“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.”


“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”


Forgiveness Is Not An Occasional Act. It Is A Permanent Attitude. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.”


“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.”


Life'S Most Persistent And Urgent Question Is, 'What Are You Doing For Others » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”


“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”


In The End, We Will Remember Not The Words Of Our Enemies, But The Silence Of Our Friends. » Martin Luther King, Jr.


“I’ll tell you, I’ve seen the lightning flash. I’ve heard the thunder roll. I felt sin-breakers dashing, trying to conquer my soul. But I heard the voice of Jesus saying still to fight on.”


“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


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.


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”


“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”


I Have Decided To Stick With Love. Hate Is Too Great A Burden To Bear. » 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.” Speeches


“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”


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