Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

January 18, 2010 — 1 Comment

martin_luther_kingBelow are 15 MLK Quotes worth reading and contemplating:

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

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

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Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.

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Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

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To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.

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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.

Jonathan Sigmon

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