Martin Luther King, Jr Quotes

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.


I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.


Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’


Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.


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


We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.


Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.


Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.


There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.



Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.


If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.


There are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they are worth dying for. And I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.


I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.