|Martin Luther King Jr.|
Top 25 Famous Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes
The time is always right to do what is right.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
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.
And it may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the GOOD people.
One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
|ONE HAS A MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO DISOBEY UNJUST LAWS.|
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.”
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.
It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
|INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.|
Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
|WARS ARE POOR CHISELS FOR CARVING OUT PEACEFUL TOMORROWS.|
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.
Every person must decide at some point whether they will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
We must either learn to live together as brothers or we are all going to perish together as fools.
A man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God, is a just law.
There comes a time when silence is betrayal.
|THERE COMES A TIME WHEN SILENCE IS BETRAYAL.|
Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the FINAL word in reality.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
There is no gain without struggle.
|THERE IS NO GAIN WITHOUT STRUGGLE.|