Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

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

 

  • “The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.”

 

  • “Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

 

  • “The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.”
  • “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  • “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” (more…)
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