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 kindness and questions

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.

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 catholicism, children, cities, day, freedom, god, men, spirituality, and words

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that 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 in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Address at March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Aug 1963)

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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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