Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Stride Towards Freedom.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on creativity, dedication, minorities, and world

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on abuse, america, destiny, failure, freedom, goals, and slavery

If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now surely fail. . . . Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny.

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 darkness, driving, and love

Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on society

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It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: To Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta, 16 August 1967.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on day, difficulty, dreams, friendship, meaning, men, and nations

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech, Washington, D.C., 27 August 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on courage and fear

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on brothers, dedication, discipline, hope, justice, lies, peace, security, and world

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on acceptance, discrimination, inferiority, lies, life, society, and truth

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: To Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta, August 16, 1967.

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