Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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

Wisdom Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Control Quotes, Power Quotes, Religion Quotes, Science Quotes

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.

Nonviolence Quotes, Violence Quotes

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

Love Quotes, Violence Quotes

 

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.

Spiritual Quotes, Vice Quotes, Art Quotes, Literature Quotes, Religion Quotes

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.

Pain Quotes, Men Quotes, Thinking Quotes

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.

Sympathy Quotes, Giving Quotes

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.

Goal Quotes, Passion Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Justice Quotes, Suffering Quotes

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

Anger Quotes, Ignorance Quotes, Stupidity Quotes

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

Silence Quotes

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Silence Quotes, Enemies Quotes

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.

Great Quotes, Silence Quotes, History Quotes

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

Salvation Quotes

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

Action Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Imitation Quotes, Revolution Quotes

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

Love Quotes, Revenge Quotes, Conflict Quotes

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.

Love Quotes, Truth Quotes, Reality Quotes, Evil Quotes

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

Spiritual Quotes, Values Quotes, Control Quotes, Reality Quotes

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.

Reality Quotes

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.

Anger Quotes, Purpose Quotes, Justice Quotes

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase‚ just take the first step

Personal Growth Quotes

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

Excellence Quotes, Humanity Quotes, Pain Quotes

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

Spiritual Quotes, Money Quotes

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

Death Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Civilization Quotes, Men Quotes, Mind Quotes

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

Truth Quotes, Mind Quotes

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

Time Quotes, Law Quotes

A riot is the language of the unheard.

Language Quotes

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

Discipline Quotes, Hope Quotes, Justice Quotes

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Injustice Quotes, Justice Quotes

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

Justice Quotes

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Back to School Quotes, Education Quotes, Goal Quotes, Character Quotes, Intelligence Quotes

Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education

Back to School Quotes, Education Quotes, Goal Quotes, Character Quotes, Intelligence Quotes

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

Circumstances Quotes, Injustice Quotes

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.

Humanity Quotes

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

Disappointment Quotes, Hope Quotes

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

History Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Conflict Quotes, Hell Quotes

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

Fear Quotes, Guilt Quotes

Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.

God Quotes

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

Courage Quotes, Fear Quotes

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

Faith Quotes

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.

Evil Quotes

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

Freedom Quotes, Autumn Quotes, Equality Quotes

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.

Death Quotes

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.

Challenge Quotes, Time Quotes, Controversy Quotes

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.

Change Quotes, Rich Quotes, Work Quotes, Conscience Quotes, Capitalism Quotes

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.

Children Quotes, Character Quotes

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

Character Quotes

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.

Great Quotes, Acceptance Quotes, Art Quotes

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.

Change Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Work Quotes, Ability Quotes

If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.

Understanding Quotes

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

Understanding Quotes

4 Top Martin Luther King Jr quotes about War

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Great Quotes, War Quotes

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

Love Quotes, Wage Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, War Quotes

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.

Love Quotes, Truth Quotes, Reality Quotes, Racism Quotes, War Quotes

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.

War Quotes

4 Famous Martin Luther King Jr quotes about Respect

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.

Life Quotes, Respect Quotes

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 the law.

Conscience Quotes, Reality Quotes, Respect Quotes, Community Quotes, Injustice Quotes, Law Quotes

I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.

Conscience Quotes, Reality Quotes, Respect Quotes, Community Quotes, Injustice Quotes, Law Quotes

One who breaks an unjust 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.

Conscience Quotes, Reality Quotes, Respect Quotes, Community Quotes, Injustice Quotes, Law Quotes

4 Popular Martin Luther King Jr quotes about Power

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

Nonviolence Quotes, Power Quotes

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.

Power Quotes

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. 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.

Love Quotes, Enemies Quotes, Evil Quotes, Power Quotes

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

Spiritual Quotes, Power Quotes

6 Amazing Martin Luther King Jr quotes about Love

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

Love Quotes

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

Love Quotes

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

Love Quotes, Great Quotes

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.

Love Quotes, Action Quotes, Enemies Quotes, Evil Quotes

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

Love Quotes, Disappointment Quotes

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

Love Quotes, Important Quotes, Law Quotes

4 Awesome Martin Luther King Jr quotes about Life

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

Life Quotes

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

Life Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Important Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Work Quotes