Martin Luther King Quotes (111 quotations)

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1. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King

2. ...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. So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. - Martin Luther King

3. A lie cannot live. - Martin Luther King

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

5. A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. - Martin Luther King

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

7. A right delayed is a right denied. - Martin Luther King

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

9. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King

10. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. - Martin Luther King

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

12. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. - Martin Luther King

13. 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

14. Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite. - Martin Luther King

15. Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson etched across the pages of history the majestic words of the Declaration of Independence, we were here. If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. - Martin Luther King

16. But I know somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars. - Martin Luther King

17. 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

18. Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. - Martin Luther King

19. Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right. - Martin Luther King

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

21. 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

22. Do not condemn the man that cannot think or act as fast as you can, because there was a time when you could not do things as well as you can today. - Martin Luther King

23. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther King

24. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. - Martin Luther King

25. 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

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