Martin King Quotes


138 Martin King quotes:



"Non violent action, the Negro saw, was the way to supplement, not replace, the progress of change. It was the way to divest himself of passivity with arraying himself in vindictive force."
Author: King Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty."
Author: King Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."
Author: King Quotes Category: Justice Quotes Dissatisfaction Quotes
"Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority."
Author: King Quotes Category: Conformity Quotes
"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right."
Author: King Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"We shall have to repent in this generation , not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people"
Author: King Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, atough mind and a tender heart."
Author: King Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson etched across the pages of history the majestic words of the Declaration of Independence, we were here."
Author: King Quotes Category: History Quotes
"We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate."
"Free at last; free at last; thank God Almighty we are free at last."
Author: King Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: / we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
"When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters."
Author: King Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart."
Author: King Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
Author: King Quotes Category: American Leader Quotes Disappointment Quotes
"A riot is the language of the unheard."
"The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt."
"That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."
"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
"I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."



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