Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on aggression, conflict, evolution, love, mankind, and revenge

Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 11-Dec-64

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on aggression, conflict, evolution, love, and revenge

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on children, country, day, fatherhood, freedom, god, liberty, meaning, and pride

This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning "My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!"

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 christianity, duty, love, and parenthood

My parents would always tell me that I should not hate the white man, but that it was my duty as a Christian to love him.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: An Autobiography of Religious Development (Nov. 1950 essay)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on divinity, life, mercy, spirit, and weakness

The spirit of Lincoln still lives; that spirit born of the teachings of the Nazarene, who promised mercy to the merciful, who lifted the lowly, strengthened the weak, ate with publicans, and made the captives free. In the light of this divine example, the doctrines of demagogues shiver in their chaff.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: The Negro and the Constitution (in The Cornellian, May 1944)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on action, direction, and nonviolence

We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.

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 atoms, fear, god, and science

We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength To Love, ch. 13, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on fear, guilt, and needs

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love (1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on lies, men, problems, and solution

The ultimate solution to the race problem lies in the willingness of men to obey the unenforceable.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Where Do We Go from Here: Chains or Community?"

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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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