Martin Luther King Quotes Page 3

Page: 1 2 3

I do hope these Martin Luther King quotes provided more insight into how Dr. King became the moral conscience of a nation and in fact changed that nation and the world.

On November 2 1983, a Holiday honoring Dr. King was signed into law at the White House by President Ronald Reagan. The first observance of the holiday was held on January 20, 1968. It was another fourteen years before the King Holiday was observed in all 50 states.

Martin Luther King quotes are forever.

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.

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

One who breaks an unjust 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 law.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
-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.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
-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.

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Page: 1 2 3

Home Inspirational-Motivational-Success-Quotes Author Quotes
Martin Luther King Quotes Page 3 Top Of Page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.