Inspirational Martin Luther King Junior Quotes that Will inspire You.
Inspirational Martin Luther king junior quotes that will inspire and ignite the fire in you.
Inspirational Martin Luther King Junior Quotes that will Inspire You.
· Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
· The time is always right to do what is right.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
· 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.
· A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
· We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. .
· Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
· 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.
· Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
· We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
· We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
· I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
· Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
· We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
· The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
· 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.
· Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
· In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
· Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
· A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.
· That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
· 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.
· Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
· Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
· 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?'
· 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.
· I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
· Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
· 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.
· There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
· Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
· If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
· 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.
· Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
· A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
· We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
· Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
· Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
· Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.
· Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
· 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.
· The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
· 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.
· 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.
· We must use time creatively.
· There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
· All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
· 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.
· Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed
· Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.
· Seeing is not always believing.
· 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.
· 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.
· A right delayed is a right denied.
· 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.
· A lie cannot live.
· Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
· Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
· Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.
· Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.
· 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.
· We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.