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23 Memorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes


Martin Luther King Jr.’s words were spoken with the hope that the future for African Americans would be brighter and that they would finally be given the equality they deserved.

He dreamed of a day that all man would be created equal, and be able to sit at the dinner table as brothers and sisters.

Today we celebrate the life of a well-deserved man, one who didn’t serve politics, nor the government, but did serve God.

23 Memorable Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”– Martin Luther King Jr.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our Friends.” – 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.

 

       

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

 “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  – 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.”

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” –  Martin Luther King, Jr.     

“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.

“Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is to great a burden to bear.” – 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.

“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.

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

In rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  These were my the top 23 quotes from him that I personally find Inspiring.  

Yours Truly, 

Heather – The 411 Addict