Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes (210)That Will Inspire You Today | GOOBAYE

Below is a list of Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes and Sayings. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most beloved and loved civil rights leaders in history. He was both a man for peace and an active man.

He was also a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a Baptist minister. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. He was the youngest of Alberta Williams King, Jr.

He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Crozer Theological seminary in Pennsylvania. There he earned his Bachelor of Divinity degree.

King was the first African American to become a minister of God's gospel in 1954.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American activist and clergyman. He was a prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement.

He is most well-known for his role in the advancement civil rights in the United States, and all over the globe. His nonviolent methods were inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's teachings.

This is the greatest collection of Martin Luther King Jr. sayings and quotes.

 Inspiring Quotes

I've decided to stay with love. Hate is too heavy a burden to carry. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.

True education is about character and intelligence. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not succumb to the temptations of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not historians. We are made by history. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only light can drive out darkness. Darkness cannot be driven out of darkness. Hate can't drive out hatred; only love can. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The most pressing and persistent question in life is "What are you doing to help others?" Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not let anyone pull you down so low that you hate him. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is never too late to do the right thing. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although we may have come from different ships, we are all now in the same boat. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is important to learn how to live as brothers and not perish as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I envision a time when people won't be judged on their skin color but their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will one day learn that the head can be completely wrong and the heart cannot be perfect. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we stop talking about the important things in life, our lives end. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

A man's ultimate measure is not his position in times of comfort and convenience, but how he responds to challenges and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Famous Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

We can make a way to get out of the despair mountain a stone of hope.

Only love can transform an enemy into a friend.

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.

There is nothing more dangerous in the world than conscientious ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Change is not a rolling ball of inevitability, but it happens through constant struggle.

You can't fly if it's not possible to run. If you can't run then you can walk. But, whatever you do, you must keep moving forward.

Freedom cannot be freely granted by an oppressor. It must be demanded from the oppressed.

When people are enamored with what is right and willing to make sacrifices for it, victory is within reach.

Through painful experience, we know that freedom must not be voluntarily granted by the oppressor. It must be demanded.

If you are unable to be a tree, just be a bush. You don't have to be a highway. Be a trail. Be a star if you are unable to be a sun. It's not by your size that you will win or lose. Do your best in whatever you do.

Anything that affects one directly affects everyone indirectly.

A lie can't live.

The greatest tragedy is not the cruelty and oppression of the bad people, but the silence of the good people.

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

Every effort that lifts people has dignity and significance and should be done with utmost excellence.

Time must be used creatively because it is always available to do right.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

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

Justice everywhere is threatened by injustice anywhere. We are all bound together by an inextricable web of mutuality. What affects one directly affects all indirectly.

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

Unarmed truth and unconditional love are the ultimate reality. Right, even if temporarily defeated, is more powerful than evil triumphant.

Nothing is more sad than finding someone enslaved in their life and lacking breadth.

There are some challenging days ahead. It doesn't really matter to me because I've reached the summit... I've seen the promised land. It's possible that I won't get there with your help. However, I want to let you know tonight that as a nation we will reach the promised land.

For all human conflicts, man must develop a way to reject revenge, aggression, and retaliation. Love is the foundation of such a system.

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

A person hasn't started to live until he is able to transcend the confines of his individualistic concerns and reach the larger concerns of the whole human race.

Everyone is blind by the old saying, "an eye for another eye". It is never too late to do the right thing.

True leaders are not searchers for consensus, but molders of consensus.

I dream of a day when every valley will be elevated, every mountain and hill will be made low, all the rough places shall be made straight, and all the glory of God shall be revealed.

Genuine brotherhood and peace are more valuable than gold, silver, or diamonds.

A man is dead when he refuses the right to defend it.

People eventually get tired of being shoved out of July's glittering light and left behind in the cold of November's alpine.

Inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

In that the past proclaims loudly that wars do not make for peaceful tomorrows, it is prophetic.

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

I dream of one day when the sons and daughters of former slave owners can sit together at the table for brotherhood on the red hills in Georgia.

Violence is moral because it thrives upon hatred and not love. Violence ultimately defeats itself. It causes bitterness in survivors and violence in the destroyers.

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It is important to be able to forgive. The ability to forgive and love is a must. There are some good things in the worst and some bad in the best. This makes us less likely to hate our enemies.

Nonviolence means a total commitment to the path of love. Love is not an emotional affair; it is not just sentimentalism. It's the active outpouring one's whole self into another.

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

Human progress is not automatic or inevitable. Every step towards justice requires suffering, sacrifice, and struggle.

We should not try to quench our thirst for freedom with bitterness or hatred.

Peace on Earth requires that our loyalties become more ecumenical than sectional if we want to see it. Our loyalty must go beyond our race, our tribe, or our nation. This means that we need to have a global perspective.

It does not suffice to state that we should not wage war. It is essential to love peace and make sacrifices for it.

Rarely are we able to find men who will engage in solid, hard thinking. It seems that everyone is looking for quick fixes and unproven solutions. It is the act of thinking that causes people to be more miserable.

While it may not be true that the law can make a man fall in love with me, it can prevent him from lynching my soul, which I believe is pretty important.

Martin Luther King Jr. Short Quotes

It is possible to kill the dreamer but not the dream. - mlk

A right denied is a right delayed. - mlk

I want to be the brother of the white man, not his brother-in-law. - mlk

Even though I face the challenges of tomorrow and today, I still dream.

The most fiery place in Hell is reserved to those who are neutral during great moral conflict.

The universe's moral arc bends at the elbow to justice.

The world has been made better almost always by a small group of creative people.

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Forgiveness does not happen every day; it is a constant attitude.

Even if I'm not able to do great things, small things can be done in a great manner.

Sometimes seeing is more important than believing.

A riot is the language unheard.

The creatively misadjusted are the ones who can save humanity.

The principle of love is at the heart of non-violence.

The ends we seek must be as pure and honest as the means we use.

While I might travel to other countries as a tourist, India is where I go as a pilgrim.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Courage

To stop fear from sweeping in, we must create dikes of courage.

Sometimes, one has to take a position that is not popular or safe. But he must do it because his conscience says it is right.

Cowardice asks, "Is it safe?" Expediency poses the question, "Is it political?" Vanity asks the same question: Is it popular? However, conscience is more concerned with the question: Is it right? There comes a point when you have to take a position that is not safe, popular, or politic. But it has to be right.

An approaching spiritual doom is a nation that spends more on military defense each year than on programs for social uplift.

Unfit to live is a man who refuses to die for something.

Remember that Hitler was allowed to do anything in Germany.

Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. To serve, you don't need to have a college education. You don't even have to agree with your subject or verb. All that's required is a heart of grace. A heart that is filled with love.

Hate is too heavy a burden. I've decided to love.

We will soon see the radiant stars of brotherhood and love shining over this great nation in a not too distant future with all their stunning beauty.

Everything we see is only a shadow of what we don't see.

Hate can be just as harmful to the hated as it is to those who hate them. Hate, like unchecked cancers, corrodes the personality and saps its vitality. Hate is the root cause of many inner conflicts. It is because of this that psychiatrists advise, "Love or perish." Hate can be too much to bear.

The priest and the Levite first asked: "If I stop helping this man, what is my fate?" But... the good Samaritan rephrased the question: "If I don't stop helping this man, how will he fare?"

The hot summer of legitimate Negro discontent won't end until there is a revitalizing autumn of equality and freedom.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes (mlk quotes)

With an unwavering faith in the future, we must continue to walk in the days ahead

Sometimes, one has to take a position that is not safe, politic or popular but which is right for him.

Your capacity to cause suffering will be equaled by our ability to endure it. Your physical force will be met by our soul force. We will do whatever you want. We will continue to love and support you.

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.

I know love is the only solution to all mankind's problems.

You'll change your mind. You'll change the way you look. You'll change your smile.

I want to follow God's lead. He allowed me to climb the mountain. I have seen the promised land, and I have looked over. Although I might not be able to go with you, I want to let you know tonight that we will all get there together.

Do your best work, no matter what it is. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

This is love, you see. It is redemptive and that is why Jesus calls it love. Love is creative and builds up. Hate is destructive and can tear down. So love your enemies.

Ten thousand fools declare themselves to be in obscurity while one wise man forgets that he is immortal.

Many people don't know how to love themselves. And they go through life with deep and haunting emotional conflicts. You must love yourself to live a long life. You know what it means to love yourself? Accepting yourself is key.

I don't care about power for its sake. I care about power that is moral, right, and good.

Passively accepting evil is just as guilty as helping to perpetrate it. Accepting evil without protesting against is actually cooperating with it.

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.

We say nothing to America except that we believe in what you have written on paper. If I lived in China, Russia or any other totalitarian country, I might be able to understand why certain First Amendment rights were denied to me. They hadn't made any commitments to it over there. However, I did read about the freedom to gather. I was reading about freedom of speech and freedom of expression. I also read about freedom of press. I also read that America's greatness is its right to protest.

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