Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on brothers, force, soul, and suffering

The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: "We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter, 28 Oct 1957.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on destruction, evil, violence, and weakness

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.

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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on age, children, civilization, god, humility, men, men and women, names, nobility, past, people, suffering, truth, and women

Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live - men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization - because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Dec 1964)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on people

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Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on heart and mind

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We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on belief, defeat, evil, love, reality, and truth

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Accepting Nobel Peace Prize, December 10, 1964.

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