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One of my favorite Martin Luther King quotes is the one that said, “Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.”

During his life Dr. King wrote and spoke often. One of his greatest speeches was the, “I have a dream speech.” That speech still resounds in my head today.

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.

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

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 the law.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
-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.

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.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
-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.

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

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

A lie cannot live.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

A right delayed is a right denied.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

A riot is the language of the unheard.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
-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.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes have influenced the lives of countless people around the world.

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