Martin Luther King Jr

1929 - 1968

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 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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