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21 Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will you believe in peace non-violence and teaches you how can you kill hate with love. Martin Luther King Jr was the devotee of human rights, civil rights, and equality. Till today his words of wisdom inspire me and I am sure it will inspire all of you too.

So without any further delay, let’s jump to the best quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. but before that, I would like to inform you that Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th, 1929. He worked as an advocate for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement and from there he came in limelight.

Quotes on Life

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Martin Luther King Jr

“A riot is the language of the unheard.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Martin Luther King Jr

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Martin Luther King Jr

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

Martin Luther King Jr

Quotes on Leadership

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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.”

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 come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Nonviolence

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Martin Luther King Jr

“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.”

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

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”

Martin Luther King Jr

I hope these Martin Luther King Jr Quotes help you well in finding peace. If you follow the path of non-violence you will get what you deserve, it may take time to bring a change but if you believe in it then you will achieve it.

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