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97 Top Inspiring Quotes by MLK Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of early civil rights activist Martin Luther King Sr.

King participated in and led marches for blacks' right to vote, desegregation, labor rights, and other basic civil rights. King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and later became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). As president of the SCLC, he led the unsuccessful Albany Movement in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize some of the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The SCLC put into practice the tactics of nonviolent protest with some success by strategically choosing the methods and places in which protests were carried out. There were several dramatic stand-offs with segregationist authorities, who sometimes turned violent. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover considered King a radical and made him an object of the FBI's COINTELPRO from 1963, forward. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital affairs and reported on them to government officials, and, in 1964, mailed King a threatening anonymous letter, which he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.

On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped organize two of the three Selma to Montgomery marches. In his final years, he expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty, capitalism, and the Vietnam War.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2003. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in cities and states throughout the United States beginning in 1971; the holiday was enacted at the federal level by legislation signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and the most populous county in Washington State was rededicated for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.

Quote: Only in the darkness can you see the stars. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of snow mountains under nightsky
Photo Credit: Patrick Carr

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.


Quote: The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

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


Quote: We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. Because of our involvement in humanity we must be concerned about every human being.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of yellow and red color textile
Photo Credit: Avinash Kumar

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.


Quote: An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.


Quote: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.


If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.


Quote: Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
Photo Credit: Noah Buscher

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: César Couto

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.


Quote: Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of galaxy wallpaper
Photo Credit: Raphael Nogueira

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


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of tree under blue sky
Photo Credit: Lucas Gallone

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.


Quote: It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

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




The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.


Quote: Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime
Photo Credit: kazuend

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the creative light of altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgement.


Quote: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of blue sky with stars during night time
Photo Credit: George Foster

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


Quote: Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.


Quote: We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of underwater
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters.


Quote: Injustice and corruption will never be transformed by keeping them hidden, but only by bringing them out into the light and confronting them with the power of love. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Injustice and corruption will never be transformed by keeping them hidden, but only by bringing them out into the light and confronting them with the power of love.


Quote: Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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


Quote: But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of rock mountain during starry night
Photo Credit: Pawel Nolbert

But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.


Quote: Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.


Quote: Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of red and yellow abstract painting
Photo Credit: Mathias P.R. Reding

Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.


Quote: War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of person holding black handle knife
Photo Credit: Anis Rahman

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.


Quote: The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of brown cardboard box with yellow light
Photo Credit: Sebastian Svenson

The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.


Quote: Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
Photo Credit: Caleb White

Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.


Quote: Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.


Quote: Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of couple portrait wallpaper
Photo Credit: Blake Carpenter

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.


Quote: Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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


Quote: Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of time lapse photography body of water
Photo Credit: JanFillem

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.


Quote: Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.


Quote: There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.


Quote: Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.


Quote: Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of white and red flower with green leaves
Photo Credit: Evie S.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.


Quote: Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of purple textile in close up photography
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

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


Quote: When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of castle surrounded fog
Photo Credit: Martin Sattler

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


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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.


Quote: I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of red neon heart wallpaper
Photo Credit: DESIGNECOLOGIST

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


Quote: A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of gray elephant on grass
Photo Credit: AJ Robbie

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.


Quote: We are not makers of history. We are made by history. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.


Quote: Returning hate for hate multiplies hate. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.


Quote: Your life begins to end the moment you start being silent about the things that matter. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Your life begins to end the moment you start being silent about the things that matter.


Quote: We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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.


Quote: It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.


Quote: No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.


Quote: There comes a time when silence is betrayal. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

There comes a time when silence is betrayal.


Quote: We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.


Quote: Peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but the existence of justice for all people. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but the existence of justice for all people.


Quote: I firmly believe that the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resistance is the only logical and moral approach to the solution of the race problem in the United States. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

I firmly believe that the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resistance is the only logical and moral approach to the solution of the race problem in the United States.


Quote: The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.


Quote: If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.


Quote: We stand in life at midnight; we are always at the threshold of a new dawn. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

We stand in life at midnight; we are always at the threshold of a new dawn.


Quote: Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.


Quote: The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated.


Quote: We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of Martin Luther King Jr.  quote: We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad.- black text on quotes background

We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad.


Quote: In the struggle for human rights and justice, Negros will make a mistake if they become bitter and indulge in hate campaigns. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

In the struggle for human rights and justice, Negros will make a mistake if they become bitter and indulge in hate campaigns.


Quote: Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.


Quote: Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.


Quote: In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.


Quote: Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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


Quote: When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.


Quote: Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.


Quote: The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

The curse of poverty has no justification in our age.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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.


Quote: Our children need our presence, not our presents. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Our children need our presence, not our presents.


Quote: A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.


Quote: One of the great tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

One of the great tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying.




Quote: The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.


Quote: We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.


Quote: Lightning makes no sound until it strikes. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.


Quote: Without justice, there can be no peace. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Without justice, there can be no peace.


Quote: A lie cannot live. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

A lie cannot live.


Quote: Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.


Quote: If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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


Quote: I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest.


Quote: There is no deficit in human resources; the deficit is in human will. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

There is no deficit in human resources; the deficit is in human will.


Quote: A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make.


Quote: Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.


Quote: Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness.


Quote: It's not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn, so that you can earn, baby, earn. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

It's not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn, so that you can earn, baby, earn.


Quote: We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.


Quote: Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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


Quote: You don't need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

You don't need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.


Quote: One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.


Quote: Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.


Quote: Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.


Quote: The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of Martin Luther King Jr.  quote; white text on black background

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.


Quote: All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.


Quote: A riot is the language of the unheard. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

A riot is the language of the unheard.


Quote: Seeing is not always believing. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Seeing is not always believing.


Quote: A right delayed is a right denied. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

A right delayed is a right denied.


Quote: Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.


Quote: The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.


Quote: I have a dream! by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

I have a dream!

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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.


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bell-hooks

Gratitude

Hope

Productivity

Creativity

 


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