Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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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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 injustice and justice

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in Why We Can't Wait, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on dignity, excellence, humanity, and labor

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on america and language

On blacks in America; A riot is the language of the unheard.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: address at Birmingham AL, news summaries, 31 December 31, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on america and language

A riot is the language of the unheard. On blacks in America; address at Birmingham AL

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: news summaries, 31 December 63.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on acceptance, community, conscience, individuality, injustice, laws, order, reality, and respect

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Why We Can't Wait, 1964.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on failure, justice, laws, order, progress, and purpose

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and . . . when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in Why We Can't Wait, 1963.

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