Martin Luther King Jr Quotes from “I have a Dream”
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.
The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
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.
From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring. But not only that: Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes from “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
The question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes from Strength to Love
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance conscientious stupidity.
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. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.
Martin Luther King Jr Quotes from Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
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.
Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who’s Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we life – men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization – because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness’ sake.
Other Martin Luther King Jr Quotes
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
I decided early to give my life to something eternal and absolute. Not to these little gods that are here today and gone tomorrow, but to God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
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.