95 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

  • "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. 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.
    Topics: Forgiveness, Hatred, Enemies


  • "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Perseverance, Justice


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

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Service


  • "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Leadership


  • "The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Justice


  • "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Justice


  • "It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Hypocrisy


  • "Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Good and Evil, Hatred, Enemies


  • "Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Finances, Charity


  • "Science investigates - religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power. Religion gives man wisdom which is control."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Religion, Wisdom, Knowledge


  • "The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Holiness


  • "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."

    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    Topics: Struggles, Change, Freedom



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