Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on belief, day, god, goodwill, mankind, nonviolence, and war

I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive goodwill will proclaim the rule of the land.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Dec 1964)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on justice and satisfaction

We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Based on Biblical passage Amos 5:24; speech, 15 June 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on justice and satisfaction

No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech Washington, D.C., 28 August 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on conservatism and radicals

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

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on danger, destruction, people, and society

There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society, with a large segment of people in that society, who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don't have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on belief, christianity, church, commitment, conviction, evil, god, heaven, ideas, peace, popularity, power, principles, society, suffering, and time

There was a time when the church was very powerful. It was during that period when the early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town the power structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being "disturbers of the peace" and "outside agitators." But they went on with the conviction that they were "a colony of heaven," and had to obey God rather than man. They were small in number but big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be "astronomically intimidated." They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contest.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on goals and peace

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on church, god, nonviolence, and struggle

I'm grateful to God that, through the Negro church, the dimension of nonviolence entered our struggle.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on justice, nonviolence, and weapons

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon . . . which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Why We Can't Wait, 1964.

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