Top 21 Martin Luther King Quotes – (2024) – Beyond the Dream

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Martin Luther King Jr, who was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., and died on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. was an American activist, Baptist minister, and political philosopher. He played a leading role in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

Martin Luther King Jr. attended racially segregated public schools in Georgia. He graduated from high school at the age of fifteen. In 1948, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College, a prestigious African American university in Atlanta, which his father and grandfather had also graduated from. 

Top 21 Martin Luther King Quotes:

  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King
  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King
  • “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.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King
  •  “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” – Martin Luther King
  •  “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” – Martin Luther King
  • “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.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” – Martin Luther King
  • “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now because I’ve been to the mountaintop… I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.” – Martin Luther King
  • “For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.” – Martin Luther King
  • “There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.” – Martin Luther King
  • “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Martin Luther King
  • “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King
  • “A lie cannot live.” – Martin Luther King
  • “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King

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