Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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 discontent, equality, and freedom

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Address at Lincoln Memorial during March on Washington, 28 Aug 63.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on accidents, brothers, good, men, and neighbors

The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love (1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on men

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All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on conflict and hell

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on planning and revolution

In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on mankind, needs, nonviolence, oppression, politics, questions, time, and violence

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 11-Dec-64

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on laws and love

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It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Wall Street Journal, (New York), 13 November 1962.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on america, birth, brothers, christ, daughters, freedom, heart, hope, inspiration, loyalty, sons, spirit, and work

America experiences a new birth of freedom in her sons and daughters; she incarnates the spirit of her martyred chief. Their loyalty is repledged; their devotion renewed to the work He left unfinished. My heart throbs anew in the hope that inspired by the example of Lincoln, imbued with the spirit of Christ, they will cast down the last barrier to perfect freedom. And I with my brother of blackest hue possessing at last my rightful heritage and holding my head erect, may stand beside the Saxon - a Negro - and yet a man!

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: The Negro and the Constitution (in The Cornellian, May 1944)

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