Martin Luther King Quotes

  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  • Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
  • The time is always right to do what is right.
  • 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.
  • We may have all come on different ships, but we’re on the same boat now.
  • The ultimate cruelty is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people.
  • There can be no disappointment where there is not deep love.
  • The quality, not the longevity of ones life is what is important.
  • That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everyone blind.
  • If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.
  • Means we use, must be as pure as the ends we seek.
  • A riot is the language of the unheard.
  • 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.
  • Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
  • No one really knows why they’re alive until they know what they’d die for.
  • There comes a time when silence is betrayal.
  • No person has the right to rain on your dreams.



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