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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    War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
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    We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.
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    We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
    Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail, 16 april 1963
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    We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
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    We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
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    We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
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    We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
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    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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    We must use time creatively - and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.
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    We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
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    We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
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    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.
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    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
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    When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
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    Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
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