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50 Famous MLK Quotes and sayings that changed the world!

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation


Martin Luther King Jr. born January 15, 1929- April 4, 1968, was an American Baptist Minister and Activist who became the most visible spokesperson and the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of Civil Rights using the tactics of non-violence and civil- disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia and helped organize the 1963 non-violent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 march on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream Speech."

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racing inequality through non-violent resistance.

Martin Luther King Jr's words were spoken with the hope that the future of American. Americans would be brighter and that they would finally be given the quality they deserved.

The following 50 Famous Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Life, Love, Progress, and Freedom helped shape the progressive world we live in today.


1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
2. I have decided to stick to love... Hate is too great a burden to bear. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
3. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
4. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 
7. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
8. There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but must take it because conscience tells him it is right. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
9. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
10.The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 
11. Intelligent plus character-that is the goal of true education. ➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
12. A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
13. In justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 
14.We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
15.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. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 
16.There comes a time when silence is betrayal. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
17. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
18. Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. ➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
19. I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
20. 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. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
21. As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation--either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 
22. People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 
23. No person has the right to rain on your dream. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
24. One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. ➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
25. A nation that continues year after year to spend more on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
26. Not only we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also have to repent for the apppalling silence of good people. ➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
27. Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
28. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
29.We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 
30. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concernes to the broader concerns of all humanity. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
31. 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.- Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
32. Lightining makes no sound until it strikes.- Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
33. An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisement in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
34. Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
35. H's all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
36. Human progress is neither automatic nor ineviatble...Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the timeless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
37.The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
38. It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it. ➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
39. One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
40. One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
41. There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right... - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
42. We are prove to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.  - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
43. A man can't ride your back unless it's bent. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
44. The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open. ➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luthet King Jr.
45. A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. ➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luthet King Jr. 
46. Right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. ➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
47. He who passively accept evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
48.The whirwinds of revolt will continue to shake the faundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges. ➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭➭ - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
49. 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. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
50. We did not hesitate to call our movement on army. But it was a special army, with no supplies but its sincerity, no uniform but its determination, no arsenal except its faith, no currency but its conscience. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 



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