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Thursday, September 7, 2017

109 Outstanding Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

109 Outstanding Martin Luther King Jr Quotes




















Martin Luther King Jr. was born on 15th Jan 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.He was Civil Rights Leader and took stand against Racism.As he experienced racism very early in his life.He fought for Racism all his life.

He was very much inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Non Violence and peaceful protest.He also follow the same for African american rights and equality.

He did lots of work and peaceful protests that  changed many laws dealing with the equality of African Americans.

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.

On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr was shot while standing on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, where he had traveled to support a sanitation workers’ strike. 

He is not in this world but his words and work is still there,and changed the world.His words inspire many people and motivate to stand against wrong and injustice.

We are sharing 109 Outstanding Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on life,love,justice and happiness which will touch your soul and encourage you always.

1-Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

2-I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

3-The time is always right to do what is right.

4-If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

5-Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

6-Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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

8-We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.

9-Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.

10-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.

11-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.

12-True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

13-Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

14-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.

15-Be 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.

16-For 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.

17-There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.

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

19-All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

20-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.

21-Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

22-Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.

23-There comes a time when silence is betrayal.

24-In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

25-Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.

26-Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.

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

28-Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

29-Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

30-A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

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

32-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.

33-A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

34-No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.

35-A lie cannot live.

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

37-He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

38-There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

39-Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.

40-Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

41-It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

42-We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

43-We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

44-Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.

45-Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

46-No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

47-You will change your mind; You will change your looks; You will change your smile,laugh, and ways but no matter what you change, you will always be you.

48-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.

49-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.

50-We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

51-The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

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

53-Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

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

55-We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.

56-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.

57-A riot is the language of the unheard.

58-Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.

59-I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.

60-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.

61-Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?

62-History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

63-Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

64-He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

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

66-The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?

67-We cannot walk alone.

68-Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.

69-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.

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

71-Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

72-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.

73-The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

74-Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

75-The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.

76-Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

77-Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.

78-If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

79-We are prone 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.

80-Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service… You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.

81-I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you.

82-Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

83-The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.

84-Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

85-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.

86-I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

87-Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

88-What is wrong in the world today is that the nations of the world are engaged in a bitter, colossal contest for supremacy.

89-All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

90-A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

91-No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

92-The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

93-Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.

94-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.

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

96-Mankind must put and end to war or war will put an end to mankind.

97-I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.

98-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. 

99-Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.

100-I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.

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

102-Seeing is not always believing.

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

104-A right delayed is a right denied.

105-War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

106-Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

107-I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

108-Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

109-Property 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. inspired everyone everywhere.His words and his dedication for equality,non violence and justice continue to inspire every person.
We hope our this attempt of bring you closer to Martin Luther King Jr. will help you and motivate you in every step of life. 

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