Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great American leader who stood for peace, non-violence, and justice. He was an inspirational speaker and is often quoted. This year, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we invite you to choose one of your favorite quotes and post it on our Facebook wall to share with all our friends. Below are 20 of his famous quotes– use one of these or submit another one.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

 

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

 

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.

 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

 

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

 

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

 

The time is always right to do what is right.

 

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

 

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

 

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.

 

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

 

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

 

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.

 

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

 

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.

 

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.

 

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