Martin Luther King Jr. quotes
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
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.
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.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.
Martin Luther King Jr. Inspirational quotes ⇑
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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.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
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.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.