Quotes by Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

American preacher

Alive from: 1929-1968

Category: Theologians and clergy

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    Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
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    He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
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    Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
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    I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
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    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
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    I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
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    I have a dream, that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by their character.
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    I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate.
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    I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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    I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land.
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    I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
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    I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
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    I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
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    If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
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    If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
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