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Best 100 Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Courage, Justice, Peace, War, Faith

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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

2. Find a voice in a whisper. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

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

6. Without justice, there can be no peace. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

8. Lightning makes no sound until it strikes. – Martin Luther King Jr

9. Be the peace you wish to see in the world! – Martin Luther King Jr

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

11. A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. – Martin Luther King Jr

12. There comes a time when silence is betrayal. – Martin Luther King Jr

13. In a sense, songs are the soul of a movement. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

15. My faith in man is, at bottom, a faith in God. – Martin Luther King Jr

16. No person has the right to rain on your dreams. – Martin Luther King Jr

17. In a real sense faith is total surrender to God. – Martin Luther King Jr

18. To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it. – Martin Luther King Jr

19. We must shift the arms race into a ‘peace race’. – Martin Luther King Jr

20. Our children need our presence, not our presents. – Martin Luther King Jr

21. Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

23. Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. – Martin Luther King Jr

24. Music is the best consolation for a despaired man. – Martin Luther King Jr

25. Voting is the foundation stone for political action. – Martin Luther King Jr

26. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts. – Martin Luther King Jr

27. The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

29. We must in strength and humility meet hate with love. – Martin Luther King Jr

30. A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live. – Martin Luther King Jr

31. We are not makers of history. We are made by history. – Martin Luther King Jr

32. You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream. – Martin Luther King Jr

33. Unconditional love will have the final word in reality. – Martin Luther King Jr

34. Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

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

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

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

40. Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

42. Perhaps the worst sin in life is knowing right and not doing it. – Martin Luther King Jr

43. Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

46. Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty we are free at last. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

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

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

51. In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

53. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

55. You can have no influence over those for whom you have underlying contempt. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

57. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. – Martin Luther King Jr

58. It’s not the violence of the few that scares me, it’s the silence of the many. – Martin Luther King Jr

59. True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. – Martin Luther King Jr

60. Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. – Martin Luther King Jr

61. I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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63. True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. – Martin Luther King Jr

64. Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. – Martin Luther King Jr

65. Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war. – Martin Luther King Jr

66. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. – Martin Luther King Jr

67. It’s not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn, so that you can earn, baby, earn. – Martin Luther King Jr

68. The silence of the good people is more dangerous than the brutality of the bad people. – Martin Luther King Jr

69. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

71. Peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but the existence of justice for all people. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

74. The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind. – Martin Luther King Jr

75. The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence. – Martin Luther King Jr

76. Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

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

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

81. 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

82. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

84. I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. – Martin Luther King Jr

85. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

87. We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

89. 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

90. 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

91. 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

92. 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

93. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity. – Martin Luther King Jr

94. We are challenged to rise above the narrow confines of our individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

96. Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. – Martin Luther King Jr

97. 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

98. 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

99. 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

100. 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

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