Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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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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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on fulfillment, heart, language, life, meaning, and words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on day, dreams, glory, and mountains

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech, June 15, 1963, at civil rights demonstration, Washington, D.C.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on family, god, love, relationships, and present

It is quite easy for me to think of a God of love mainly because I grew up in a family where love was central and where lovely relationships were ever present.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: An Autobiography of Religious Development (Nov. 1950 essay)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on absence, action, agreement, belief, citizenship, direction, freedom, goals, justice, life, order, peace, seasons, and time

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season."

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 men, people, solution, and thinking

Rarely do we find men who willingly to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love (1963)

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