Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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 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 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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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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