Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

Martin Luther King Jr

He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.

Martin Luther King Jr

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.

Martin Luther King Jr

The question is no longer between violence and non-violence; it is between non-violence and non-existence.

Martin Luther King Jr

One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.

Martin Luther King Jr

Mankind 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 Jr

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

Martin Luther King Jr

I have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Martin Luther King Jr

Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.

Martin Luther King Jr

I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.

Martin Luther King Jr

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King Jr

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

Martin Luther King Jr

Our nettlesome task is to discover how to organize our strength into compelling power.

Martin Luther King Jr

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Martin Luther King Jr
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