Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on enemies, force, friendship, and love

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on confusion, hatred, life, and love

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on hope and time

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We must use time creatively - and forever realize that the time is always to hope to do great things.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on organize, power, and strength

Our nettlesome task is to discover how to organize our strength into compelling power.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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