Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on faith

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Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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

We must constantly build dykes 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 challenge and discovery

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort but where he stands at times of challenge and discovery.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on leadership

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on fear, habits, humanity, injustice, nations, poverty, power, problems, violence, war, and weapons

We have ancient habits to deal with, vast structures of power, indescribably complicated problems to solve. But unless we abdicate our humanity altogether and succumb to fear and impotence in the presence of the weapons we have ourselves created, it is as possible and as urgent to put an end to war and violence between nations as it is to put an end to poverty and racial injustice.

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 and laws

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: New York Journal-American, 10 September 1962.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on death, jobs, life, and work

Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead and the unborn could do it no better.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on brothers, day, dreams, slavery, and sons

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963.

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

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in Why We Can't Wait, 1963.

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