Famous Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

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

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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes on Education

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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.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes on Courage

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We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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.

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.
— 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.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

More Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes and Sayings

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A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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