Martin King Quotes

138 Martin King quotes:

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will."
"A right delayed is a right denied."
"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."
"Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
"Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
"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."
"Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary."
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."
"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."
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"Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek."
"Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals."

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