Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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 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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on humanity, individuality, and life

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on brothers, death, sister, and spirit

If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: On learning of threats on his life, St Augustine FL, 5 June 1964.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on danger, ignorance, sincerity, stupidity, and world

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963

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