95 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

  • "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Justice, Discipline


  • "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.
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Justice


  • "All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: War


  • "One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society - shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: War


  • "It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: War, Sacrifice


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

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Love


  • "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.
    Topics: Morality, Power


  • "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Life


  • "Riots are the voices of the unheard."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Hope


  • "Agape is disinterested love. Agape does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people, or any qualities people possess. It begins by loving others for their sakes. Therefore, agape makes no distinction between friend and enemy; it is directed toward both."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Love, Enemies


  • "Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Life


  • "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."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Perseverance



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