Martin Luther King Quotes

Powerful Martin Luther King Quotes to inspire personal, social, and global change. These quotes demonstrate the power of personal transformation to meet challenges. MLK faced adversities with a deep understanding of the power of love underlying all of us. Something we can all do today to make a profound change in our lives and the world. Share this to inspire others.

Inspiring Martin Luther King Quotes

#1 “Intelligence plus characterโ€”that is the goal of true education.”

#2 โ€œIf we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, ‘brethren!’ Be careful, teachers!โ€

#3 “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

#4 “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”

#5 “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.”

#6 โ€œWe know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.โ€

#7 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

#8 “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

#9 โ€œWe have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.โ€

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

#11 “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.”

#12 โ€œThe time is always right to do what is right.โ€

#13 โ€œThe contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking.โ€

#14 โ€œBe a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.โ€โ€”from speech before a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, October 26, 196

#15 โ€œFor when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.โ€

#16 โ€œAll we say to America is, โ€˜Be true to what you said on paper.โ€™ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn’t committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.โ€

#17 “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now because I’ve been to the mountaintop . . .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.”

#18 โ€œEvery man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. โ€

#19 โ€œScience investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.โ€

#20 โ€œWe must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.โ€

#21 โ€œThere is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.โ€

#22 โ€œProperty is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.โ€
โ€œThe function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character โ€“ that is the goal of true education.โ€

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Martin Luther King Junior is one of the most widely known personality. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, he was not only an American Baptist Minister but also a humanitarian that led the African- American Civil Right movement. He is respected for his non-violent disobedience civil rights movements. He was the middle child with one elder sister and one younger brother. His mother was a musician and that was one of the reasons he likes singing and music. He has mentioned several times that his father whipped him till the age of 15 and his father always said that he would make something of him, even if he had to beat him to death. As a child, he befriended a white boy whose father was a businessman. Though they studied in different schools they were still friends but after the other kidโ€™s father told them not to play together king lost his friend and suffered from depression.

Overcoming all of the hardships of life he went on to become one of the most inspirational leaders in the history. He became a civil rights activist early in his life. Since he was an influential public speaker he led many movements against the racial inequality and one of the most significant is the non-violent disobedience civil rights movement. His beliefs were the reason why he believed that violence was not the answer and that peaceful movements are enough to fight for oneโ€™s rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against racial inequality without any violence.

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