20 Inspirational Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

20 Inspirational Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

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  1. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
  2. “I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  3. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ”
  4. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
  5. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
  6. “A lie cannot live.”
  7. “Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God.”
  8. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
  9. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  10. “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
  11. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
  12. “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.”
  13. “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
  14. “When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ ”
  15. “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”
  16. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
  17. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
  18. “If you can’t fly, then run. if you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”
  19. “We may have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
  20. “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.”

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