Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on character, colors, contentment, day, judgment, and people

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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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 concern, giving, pity, soul, and sympathy

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on god, justice, mountains, and people

I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Address in Memphis the night before his assassination, 3 April 1968.

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

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on circumstances, economics, and injustice

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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