Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr

The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.

Martin Luther King Jr

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society ... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Martin Luther King Jr

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.

Martin Luther King Jr

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.

Martin Luther King Jr

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.

Martin Luther King Jr

The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.

Martin Luther King Jr

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.

Martin Luther King Jr

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Martin Luther King Jr

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

Martin Luther King Jr

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

Martin Luther King Jr

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 don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle... (or) Einstein's Theory of Relativity ... (or) the Second Theory of Thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Martin Luther King Jr

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

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We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Martin Luther King Jr

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

Martin Luther King Jr
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