Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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

One who breaks an unjust 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 law.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 1963, Letter from Birmingham Jail

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on freedom and mountains

From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring . . . . Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill. . . .

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Address at Lincoln Memorial during March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on brothers and learning

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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