Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on love, violence, murder, truth, darkness, and light

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot 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.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King jr on service and living large

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's Theory of Relativity to serve. You don't have to know the Second Theory of Thermodynamics in Physics 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 service, love, and grace

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.  You don't have to have a college degree to serve.  You 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.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction.
The chain reaction of evil --
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars --
must be broken, or we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love - 1963

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on church, conscience, and prophetic

The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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

Power is love implementing the demands of justice.  Justice is love correcting everything that goes against love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on life and success

If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets as Raphael painted pictures, sweep streets as Michelangelo carved marble, sweep streets as Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on together, single garment, destiny, inescapable, network, mutuality, and allowed

We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny... An inescapable network of mutuality... I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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