Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on war

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War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on children, god, justice, reality, and time

Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

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 blindness, laws, and time

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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

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Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy five and yet not ever truly to have lived.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on agreement, college, grace, heart, love, needs, physics, soul, and theory

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle . . . (or) Einstein's Theory of Relativity. . . (or) the Second Theory of Thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

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 adoption, fear, ideas, men, nobility, people, and popularity

Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideas hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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