Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on christ, cities, freedom, home, injustice, jesus, justice, prophets, and world

I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the eighth century prophets left their little villages and carried their "thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns; and just as the Apostle Paul left his little village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to practically every hamlet and city of the Graeco-Roman world, I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on catholicism, children, day, god, and men

We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing . . . "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last."

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 freedom and oppression

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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

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