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Martin Luther King Quotes: Martin Luther King Junior is one of the most widely known personalities. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, he was not only an American baptist Minister but also a humanitarian that led the African- American Civil Rights movement. He is respected for his nonviolent disobedience in civil rights movements. He was the middle child with one elder sister and one younger brother. His mother was a musician and that was one of the reasons he liked singing and music.

He has mentioned several times that his father whipped him till the age of 15 and his father always said that he would make something of him, even if he had to beat him to death. As a child, he befriended a white boy whose father was a businessman. Though they studied in different schools they were still friends but after the other kid’s father told them not to play together king lost his friend and suffered from depression.

Overcoming all of the hardships of life he went on to become one of the most inspirational leaders in history. He became a civil rights activist early in his life. Since he was an influential public speaker he led many movements against racial inequality and one of the most significant is the nonviolent disobedience civil rights movement. His beliefs were the reason why he believed that violence was not the answer and that peaceful movements are enough to fight for one’s rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against racial inequality without any violence.

He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in a motel in Memphis. He was shot when he was standing on the second-floor balcony of the motel. The bullet entered through his cheek, smashed his jawbone, and then traveled down his spinal column and finally got stuck in his shoulder.

Below are some of the most famous Martin Luther King Quotes.

1: “If i Cannot do great things, i can do small things in a great way.”

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2: “We’ve learned to fly the air like birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven’t learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters…”

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3:  “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.”

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4:  “The time is always right to do what is right”

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5:  “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.”

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6: “Use me, GOD.
Shoe me how to take who i am who i want to be, and what i can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”

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7: “Your ignorance is their power.”

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8: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things.”

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9: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in time of challenge and controversy.”

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10: “Almost always the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

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11: “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see  the full staircase.”

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12: “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”

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13: “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

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14: “To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood stay strong.”


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

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16: “If you can’t fly then run, If you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl,  but by all means keep moving.”

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

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18: “I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

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19: “The time is always right to do what is right.”

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20: “Courage is the power of the mind to overcome the fear.”

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

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

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23: “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love wear.”

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24: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others ?”

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25: “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

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26: “If i cannot do great things i can do small things in a great way.”

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27: “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

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28:  “The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” 

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29: “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”

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30: “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.”

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31: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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32: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

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33: “The time is always right to do what is right.”

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

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35: “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.”

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36: “returning hate for hare multiple hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

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37: “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

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38: “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; It must be demanded by the oppressed.

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39: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- That is the goal of true education.”

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40: “Best martin Luther king quotes with images.”

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41: “Martin Luther King quotes about love.

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42: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

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43:  Martin Luther King quotes about life.

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44: “Nothingin all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignoranceand conscientious stupidity.”

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45: “Live like Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning and is coming back tomorrow.”

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46: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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

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48: “No one really knows why they are alive until, They know what they’d die fir.”

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49: “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”

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50: “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

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