Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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 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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on attitude and forgiveness

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on control, reality, and spirituality

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on bitterness, chaos, future, generations, legacy, struggle, temptation, and violence

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on destruction, hatred, justice, love, understanding, and violence

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on darkness, driving, love, and violence

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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