167 Best Martin Luther King Jr Quotes That We’ll Never Forget

Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King Quotes On Love
Martin Luther King Quotes On Love

Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S and died on April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee. He was a Baptist minister and American social rights activist 1950s, and ’60s.

He organized the many peaceful meeting protests as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including the famous March on Washington. The most famous work is “I Have a Dream” (1963) speech, where he spoke about the dream of united states that avoids discrimination and racism.

Interesting Facts about Martin Luther King Jr

  • He is the youngest person awarded as the Nobel peace prize in 1964.
  • Martin Luther King Jr is a national holiday.
  • He is usually introduced to by his initials MLK.
  • Seven hundred thirty streets named over in united states after Martin Luther King
  • the main influences of him was Mahatma Gandhi. who taught peoples to protest in non-violence manner.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love

Martin Luther King Quotes On Love
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Love

“The silence of the good people is more dangerous than the brutaliy of the bad people.”

“We are challenged to rise above the narrow confines of our individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

“You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.”

“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.”

“To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.”

“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.”

“It’s not the violence of the few that scares me, it’s the silence of the many.”

“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.”

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

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”

“Without justice, there can be no peace.”

“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.”

“Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.”

“When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. “

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”

Martin Luther King Inspirational Quotes

Martin Luther King Inspirational Quotes
Martin Luther King Inspirational Quotes

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Seeing is not always believing.”

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.”

“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.”

“Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness.”

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”

“Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose… one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites – polar opposites – so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love.”

“Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

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

“We must in strength and humility meet hate with love.”

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes About Success

Martin Luther King Quotes About Success
Martin Luther King Quotes About Success

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.”

“A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make.”

“A right delayed is a right denied.”

“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.”

“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”

“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?’”

“The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.”

“Capitalism is always in danger of inspiring men to be more concerned about making a living than making a life. We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to humanity-thus capitalism can lead to a practical materialism that is as pernicious as the materialism taught by communism.”

“Be the peace you wish to see in the world!”

“A lie cannot live.”

“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.”

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

“The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open.”

“Find a voice in a whisper.”

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage

“Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty we are free at last.”

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

“Music is the best consolation for a despaired man.”

“We must shift the arms race into a ‘peace race’.”

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

“Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning.”

“Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.”

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

“There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that that have nothing to lose. People who have stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.”

“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.”

“If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”

“The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. “

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership

“I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”

“This often misunderstood and misinterpreted concept has now become an absolute necessity for the survival of man.”

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”

“Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

“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.”

“A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every nation must now develop an