Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on acceptance, belief, brothers, love, mankind, peace, racism, reality, truth, and war

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on experience, facts, life, and religion

Even though I have never had an abrupt conversion experience, religion has been real to me and closely knitted to life. In fact the two cannot be separated; religion for me is life.

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 popularity and time

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it's right.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on eternity, freedom, god, nations, and sacred

We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on guidance, men, power, science, and spirituality

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 1965

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

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: The Measure of the Man, 1958.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on good, people, and understanding

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

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 day, life, and silence

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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