Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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 character, children, colors, contentment, day, dreams, judgment, and nations

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech, June 15, 1963, at civil rights demonstration, Washington, D.C.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on change, fear, ideas, pain, and security

The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on civilization, death, men, nations, and spirituality

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on freedom, hope, justice, philosophy, and violence

It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence.

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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