25 of the Best Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. brought hope and strength to a dark time in American History. He was known for his calm, yet relentless spirit. His words continue to encourage people of all ages and walks of life even decades after his death. Here are some of the best Martin Luther King Jr quotes.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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

MLK jr quote - faith is taking the first step eben when you don't see the whole staircase MLK

MLK jr quote - He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

MLK jr quote - All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

MLK jr quote - 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.

We are not makers of history MLK

MLK jr quote - Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

MLK jr quote - Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

MLK jr quotes - Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.

MLK jr quote - 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.

MLK jr quotes - 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.

MLK jr quote - 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.

MLK jr quote - 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.

MLK jr quote - Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

MLK jr quote - 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.

MLK jr quotes - The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

MLK jr quote - We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

MLK jr quote - 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.

MLK jr quotes - Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others-'

MLK jr quotes - I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

MLK jr quotes - The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

MLK jr quotes - Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

MLK jr quotes - Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

MLK jr quotes - We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

MLK jr quotes - A right delayed is a right denied.

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