In his lifetime, Martin Luther King Jr. made a huge impact on the world through his words and actions. Over 50 years after his death, his words are still inspiring people to fight for justice and equality. Here are some of our favorite quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.!

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

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

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

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

“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.

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

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

“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.

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

“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

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

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

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

“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.

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

 “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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“No work is insignificant. All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

 “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.

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

“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.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

“It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

 “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.

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

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

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

“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.

“Now let us begin. Now let us re-dedicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

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

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

“We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation. We must move past indecision to action.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We want all of our rights, we want them here, and we want them now.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

 “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“There are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they are worth dying for. And I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service… You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Author

Write A Comment