Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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Five days ago it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Known for being a leader in advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. His advocating even managed to help him the Nobel Peace Prize. He was a Baptist minister who turned into one of the most famous and documented activists of all time. Using his Christian beliefs and non-violent activism inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he changed the world and what he has said is still as relevant as the time he originally spoke these words.

Martin Luther King Jr:
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.– 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. 
  • “A right delayed is a right denied.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “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.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “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.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “We spend 322 000$ for each enemy we kill in Vietnam, while we spend in the so-called “war on poverty” in America only about 53$ for each person classified as poor.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.– 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. 
  • “You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • In a sense, songs are the soul of a movement.– 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. 
  • “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.– Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “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.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • “Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.– Martin Luther King Jr. 

Killed for expressing his freedom of speech, his movements are important regardless of colour or country. Also he has hundreds of more list worthy quotes not included in this list.
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