Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Most Powerful Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.


Image result for martin luther king jr images in color


Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr. January 15, 1929- April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of Civil Rights using the tactics of non-violence and cil- disobedience based on his christian beliefs and inspired by the non-violent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. 

King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia and helped organize the 1963 non-violent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 march on Washington, where he delivered his famous " I HAVE A DREAM" speech.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racing inequality through non-violent resistance.

Martin Luther King Jr's words were spoken with hope that the future of American Americans would be brighter and that they would finally be given the quality they deserved.

The following  Martin Luther King Jr. quotes on LIFE, LOVE, PROGRESS, and FREEDOM helped shape the progressive world we live in today.



1. If you can't fly, then run
If you can't run, then walk
If you can't walk, then crawl,
but by all means, keep moving.


2. DARKNESS
can't drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate can't drive out hate;
only Love can do that. 

3. Only in the Darkness
can you see the Stars


4. The time is
always right to do
what is Right.

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

6. We must accept finite disappointment
but never lose infinite HOPE.

7. Lightning makes no Sound
until it Strikes.

8. FAITH is taking the first step 
even when you don't see the
whole Staircase.

9. LIFE'S most persistent
and urgent question is,
what are you doing for others?

10. We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear. 

11. LOVE is the only force
capable of Transforming an
Enemy into Friends.

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

13. a LIE cannot LIVE.

14. INJUSTICE anywhere
is a threat to JUSTICE
EVERYWHERE.

15. The ultimate measure of a man is not
where he stands in moment of Comfort and Convenience, but where he stands at times 
of Challenge and Controversy.

16.  I HAVE A DREAM  that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created EQUAL.

17. There can be no deep disappointed
when there is not deep love.

18. YOU don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the FIRST STEP.

19. Man must evolve for all human conflict
a method which reject revenge, aggression,
and retaliation. The foundation of such
a method is love,

20. It is not enough to say we must not 
wage war. It is necessary to love 
peace and sacrifice for it. 

21. If we are to go forward, we must go back and Rediscover those precious values-that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

22. An individual has not started living until he/she can rise above the narrow confines of his/her individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all HUMANITY.

23. Everybody can be right-because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make you subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

24. No one really knows why they are 
Alive until they know what  
They'd Die For.

25. We must build Dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of Fear.

26. Those who are not looking for happiness
are most likely to find it, because those who are
searching forget that the surest way to be
happy is to seek happiness for others.

27. Never succumb to the temptation
of bitterness.

28. No person has the right to Rain on
your Dreams.

29. You will change your mind; you will
change your looks; you will change your smile;
laugh, and ways but no matter what you
change, you will always be you.

30. Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the
living, the dead, and the unborn could
do it no better.

31. We must concentrate not merely on the
negative expulsion of war but the
positive affirmation of peace.

32. He who passively accept evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accept evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

33. I have decided to stick with LOVE.
HATE is too great a burden
TO BEAR.

34. Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves
into obscurity, while one wise man forget
himself into immortality.

35. When you right you cannot be too radical;
when you you are wrong, you cannot be
too conservative.

36. If I cannot do great things,I can do small things in a great way. 

37. We are prone to judge success by the index
of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service 
and relationship to mankind.

38. Not everybody can be famous but
everybody can be great because greatness
is determined by service....You only
need a heart full of grace and a 
soul generated by love.

39. We cannot walk Alone.

40. He who passively accepts evil is as much
involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting
against it is really cooperating with it.

41. I am not interested in power for power's
sake, but I am interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good. 

42. People fail to get along because they fear
each other; they fear each other because
they don't know each other.

43. We will remember not the words 
of our Enemies, but the silence of
 our Friends.

44. Law and order exist for the purpose of
establishing justice and when they fail in this
purpose they become the dangerously
structured dams that block the
flow of social progress.

45. We must learn to live together as
brother or perish together as fools.

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

47. I have a Dream that one day little Black
Boys and Girls be holding hands with
little White Boys and Girls.

48. What is wrong in the world today is that
the Nations of the world are engaged in a bitter,
colossal contest for supremacy.

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

50. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

51. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character...that is the goal of true education.

52. Education without morals
 is like a ship without a compass, 
merely wandering nowhere. 

53. EDUCATION must enable one to SIFT and WEIGH EVIDENCE, to discern the TRUE from the FALSE, the REAL from the UNREAL, and the FACTS from the FICTION. The function of Education, therefore, is to teach one to think Intensively and to think Critically.

54. We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of LOVE into the veins of our CIVILIZATION.

55. Every genuine expression of love
grows out of a consistent and
total surrender to GOD.

56. In the end, we will remember
 not the words of our ENEMIES, but 
the silence of our FRIENDS. 

57. I just want to do God's will And he's allowed me to go to 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.

58. A RIOT IS THE LANGUAGE 
OF THE UNHEARD.

59. A man who won't die for something
is not fit to live.

60. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.

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

62. The principle of self-defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.

63. If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing 
can be more redemptive.

64. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

65. The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are addicted to justice, peace  and brotherhood.

66. What is wrong in the world today is that the nations of the world are engaged in a bitter, colossal contest for supremacy.

67. I have a dream that one day little 
black boys and girls be holding hands with 
little white boys and girls.

68. Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

69. I'm not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.

70. Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets 
himself into immortality.