The BEST Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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The BEST Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr quotes

 

1. “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

2. “Reconsider your definitions. 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

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

4. “The old law about “an eye for an eye” leaves everybody blind. ” – Martin Luther King Jr

5. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr

6. “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

7. “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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 weinflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – Martin Luther King Jr

9. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr

10. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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

12. “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” – Martin Luther King Jr

13. “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

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

15. “Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question,’Is it politic?’ 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 because conscience tells one it is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr

16. “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

17. “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

18. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.   ” – Martin Luther King Jr

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

20. “If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played 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 streetsweeper who did his job well.” – Martin Luther King Jr

21. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.” – Martin Luther King Jr

22. “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

Martin Luther King Jr quotes23. “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

24. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” – Martin Luther King Jr

25. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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

27. “I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land.” – Martin Luther King Jr

28. “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

29. “Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived.” – Martin Luther King Jr

30. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.” – Martin Luther King Jr

31. “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, quality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up. ” – Martin Luther King Jr

32. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” – Martin Luther King Jr

33. “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

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

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

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

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

mlk138. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr

39. “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

40. “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

41. “Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. ” – Martin Luther King Jr

42. “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

Martin Luther King Jr quotes43. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr

44. “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

Martin Luther King Jr quotes

Martin Luther King Jr quotes

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