Quotes of Martin Luther King Jr

“ 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 Jr

“ When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ 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.' ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ Only in the darkness can you see the stars. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ 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 Jr

“ A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr

“ We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr
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