Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on eternity, god, harmony, injustice, justice, laws, and saints

A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law.

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 action, generations, good, people, repentance, silence, and words

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

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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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 blindness and laws

The old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on labor and vitality

Our forebears labored without wages. They made cotton "king." And yet out of a bottomless vitality, they continued to thrive and develop.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter, April 1963, from Birmingham Jail, AL.

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