Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr understood the power of love in action and DID something with it. Do you and are you DOING something with it to benefit mankind?

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes provide a timeless message, profound insight and a sorely needed call to action for nonviolent social change globally, addressing a broad spectrum of individual, group, and institutional conflicts today.

Martin Luther King Jr was and still is viewed as one of humanity’s most resonant voices for freedom, justice and equality. His message remains and rings true long after his passing.

Martin Luther King Jr was a man of principle, action and possessed an uncommon understanding regarding the Power of Love. Each are and always will be necessary for creating desirable, meaningful and lasting change in our world.

Read his words, open your heart, internalize the message and take action in a way that enhances life, liberty and freedom. The world needs more leaders who see and understand the power of Love and action, perhaps more so today than ever before.

The Martin Luther King Jr Quotes below may very well serve as the catalyst that stirs and ignites YOUR vision, passion and call to action.

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.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

“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.

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

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

“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.” ― 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.

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

“A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

“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.” ― 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.

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

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” ― 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.

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” ― 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.

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

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

“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right? There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The time is always right to do the right thing” ― 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.

“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.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies." It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” ― 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.

“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.

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

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

That concludes our Martin Luther King Jr Quotes but I must ask...what are you doing; what ACTION are YOU taking to transform the social, cultural, ecological, politic and institutional conflicts that are very prevalent in the world today.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Wake up people. Wake up world and DO something.

As Martin Luther King Jr revealed in a world changing kind of way, Love, passion, a sense of purpose combined with ACTION transmutes injustice, travesty, suppression of life and eroding freedom into a kind of Real Wealth, Real Success and Real Freedom that IS our inherent Birthright...unconditionally.

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