Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes
Brief author info: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American civil rights leader Clergyman and major civil rights leader; advocated nonviolence; organized numerous civil rights boycotts and marches, including Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott (1956) and the March on Washington D.C. (1963). Well known for oratory skill. Assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity
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.
I may be crucified for my beliefs and, if I am, you can say, "He died to make men free."
My place is in the sunlight of opportunity.
God has given each normal person a capacity to achieve some end. True, some are endowed with more talent than others, but God has left none of us talentless.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he would die for, he isn't fit to live.
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The reason I talk to myself is because I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.