Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on service, greatness, and love

Everybody can be great....because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. your don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on power and love

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What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Where Do We Go From Here? (1967) - Address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on compassion, poverty, morality, and society

True compassion is more than throwing a coin to a beggar.  It demands of our humanity that if we live in a society that produces beggars, we are morally commanded to restructure that society.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered....A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws That Changed America-Nick Kotz

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

In a real sense all life is inter-related. All persons are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality. ~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: life, affecting others

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on knowledge, wisdom, and simplicity

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts. Wisdom lies in simplification.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on god, nature, and creation

God writes the Gospel, not in the Bible alone, but on trees flowers, clouds and stars

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on morality, history, and justice

Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Where do we go from here?"

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on justice, history, violence, faith, and hope

Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder.
Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can't establish truth.
Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate.
Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that...

Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Where do we go from here?", August 1967

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