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Inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. was an icon in himself. He motivated the masses to stand up for their
rights and fight back. A civil rights leader Luther has left a legacy that would not die so soon.
People turned to him to experience a revolution in their mindsets.

It is this amazing leader that we want to talk about. He had the incredible talent to motivate
the downtrodden. His quotes inspired people to fight back and change their lives for the best.
To motivate you, we have collected some of his fantastic collection of quotes. These are
straight from the book and would help you overcome all the odds. After reading the quotes,
you will realize that life is not fair always. Yet it is how we deal with it that matters the most.

Read this fantastic collection, and you will get supercharged to face your problems. Write
down some of the best ones and keep going back to them. You will need his guidance all
through your life,

Know more about Martin Luther King Jr.

Inspirational Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

1. “Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

2. “The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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3. “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

4. “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.

 

5. “Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

6. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

7. “We need not join the mad rush to purchase an earthly fallout shelter. God is our eternal fallout shelter.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

9. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

11. “The poor in our countries have been shut out of our minds and driven from the mainstream of our societies, because we have allowed them to become invisible.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

12. “If America’s soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read Vietnam. It can never be saved so long as it destroys the hopes of men the world over.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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.

 

14. “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

15. “Mankind must put and end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

17. “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

18. “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.

 

19. “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.

 

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

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21. “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

22. “Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

23. “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

24. “Millions of citizens are deeply disturbed that the military-industrial complex too often shapes national policy, but they do not want to be considered unpatriotic.” -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. “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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27. “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.

 

28. “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

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

 

31. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

32. “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.

 

33. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

34. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

35. “A riot is the language of the unheard.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

36. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

37. “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.

 

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

 

39. “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.

 

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

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

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42. “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

43. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

44. “The curse of poverty has no justification in our age.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

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

 

47. “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.

 

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

 

49. “Today we know with certainty that segregation is dead. The only question remaining is how costly will be the funeral.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

51. “In the final analysis the weakness of Black Power is its failure to see that the black man needs the white man and the white man needs the black man.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

52. “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.

 

53. “Black Power alone is no more insurance against social injustice than white power.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

54. “Nonviolent resistance makes it possible for the Negro to remain in the South and struggle for his rights. The Negro’s problem will not be solved by running away.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

55. “The Negro is the child of two cultures – Africa and America. The problem is that in the search for wholeness all too many Negroes seek to embrace only one side of their natures.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

56. “The problem with hatred and violence is that they intensity the fears of the white majority, and leave them less ashamed of their prejudices toward Negroes.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

57. “The sooner our society admits that the Negro Revolution is no momentary outburst soon to subside into placid passivity, the easier the future will be for us all.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

57. “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.

 

58. “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.

 

59. “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.

 

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

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62. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

63. “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.

 

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

 

65. “Every human life is a reflection of divinity, and… every act of injustice mars and defaces the image of God in man.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

66. “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.

 

67. “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

68. “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.

 

69. “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.

 

70. “A second basic fact that characterizes nonviolence is that it does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

71. “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.

 

72. “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.

 

73. “Will we march only to the music of time, or will we, risking criticism and abuse, march to the soul-saving music of eternity.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

75. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

76. “One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

77. “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.

 

78. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

79. “I am convinced that the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness man has cosmic companionship.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

80. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership

81. “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership

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

 

83. “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.

 

84. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

85. “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.

 

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

 

87. “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

89. “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.

 

90. “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.

 

91. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

92. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

94. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

 

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

 

97. “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.

 

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

 

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

 

100. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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