Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

“A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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.

“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

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.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“The time is always right to do the right thing.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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.

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.