30 Most Inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

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INSPIRATIONAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR QUOTES

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

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

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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.

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.

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Nothing good ever comes of violence.

Nothing good ever comes of violence.

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

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

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Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.

Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The time is always right to do what is right.

The time is always right to do what is right.

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

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

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There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

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Peace if possible, truth at all costs.

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.

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Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.

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

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

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There comes a time when silence is betrayal.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal.

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

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

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

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

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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.

We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.

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No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

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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.

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.

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

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

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Reason is the enemy of faith.

 

Reason is the enemy of faith.

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Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

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No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.

27.

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

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

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Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.

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That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing

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

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