Most Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th, 1929. He was a pivotal advocate for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes speech and quotes from many others have inspired us and given us the courage to act upon our own dreams. In honor of a great man, let us all hold our dreams up for the world to see and our hearts to embrace. Here are a few of famous quotes by martin luther king jr pearls of wisdom to help remind you of the power of a vision.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ”

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.”

“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.”

“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.”

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

“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.”
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“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.”

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

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

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

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.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.

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

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, 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.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, 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.

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

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

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.

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”

“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.”

“A lie cannot live.”

“The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows”

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

“The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.”

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr,  Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.

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Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.

“He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”

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“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.”

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”

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“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. 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.”

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Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

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

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.

“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.”

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

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“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 we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”

Quotes by Martin Luther King jr, Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."

"Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others."

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"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."

"We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope."

"I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls."

"We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

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