Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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 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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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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