Best Quotes Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr.


At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. 
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.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. 
Martin Luther King, Jr

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. 
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.

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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