Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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

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

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on courage, evil, love, nonviolence, pacifism, power, study, violence, and world

My study of Gandhi convinced me that true pacifism is not nonresistance to evil, but nonviolent resistance to evil. Between the two positions, there is a world of difference. Gandhi resisted evil with as much vigor and power as the violent resister, but True pacifism is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love. . . .

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on history

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We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on glory and happiness

So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Address in Memphis the night before his assassination, 3 April 1968.

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

The arm of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on behavior, change, heart, and morality

Morality cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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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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