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There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.

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.

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.

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

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

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.

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He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood. Stay strong.

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

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

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

Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love. -MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

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

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

No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

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

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality,” he continued.

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

Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.

There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. – Martin Luther King Jr.

We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together. And you can’t get rid of one without getting rid of the other.

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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill

We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.

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

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. – Martin Luther King Jr.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now because I’ve been to the mountaintop… 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.

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The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. ― Martin Luther King Jr

Mother Dear, one day I’m going to turn this world upside down. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

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

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.

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

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live. ― Martin Luther King Jr

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.

Make a career of humanity. and you will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.

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

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty we are free at last.

The time is always right to do what is right

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

The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

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

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

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others -Martin Luther King Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. — Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

We can all come on different ships, but now we are in the same boat.

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

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If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.

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

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

So even though we face difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.

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mlk quotes on peace

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.

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.

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

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.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

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.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy, that is the time which you must not do it. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Segregation is a blatant denial of the unity which we all have in Christ Jesus.

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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

There comes a time when silence is betrayal.

America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor. -Paul Tsongas

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. -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.

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

Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.

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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.

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

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.

Knowledge is a procedure of heaping up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

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.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind.

He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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.

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

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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inspirational mlk quotes

Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. –MLK, Jr.

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

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

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

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Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, ‘brethren!’ Be careful, teachers!

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

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

More than just an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. ― Martin Luther King Jr

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

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We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.

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

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood

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

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places plains, and the crooked places will be made straight, and before the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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

This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.

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

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.

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.

Everybody can be great. because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

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

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. -Martin Luther King Jr

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

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness. -Martin Luther King Jr

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Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.

The time has come for an all-out world war against poverty. The rich nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation.

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.

I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action.

No person has the right to rain on your dreams. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, This way of settling differences is not just.

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. – Martin Luther King Jr.

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

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.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.

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mlk violence quote

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to e starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King Jr.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King Jr

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

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. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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