100 Martin Luther King Day Quote 2019

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Martin Luther King Day Quote 2019

Martin Luther King Day Quote 2019

1.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism
or the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

2.

“If I cannot do great things,
I can do small things in a great way”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

3.

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving,
you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all.
And so today I still have a dream.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

4.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

5.

“If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk
if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

6.

“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 only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

7.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

8.

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it
because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

9.

“We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

10.

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation
either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force.
I decided to follow the latter course.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

11.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act,
it is a constant attitude.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

12.

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

13.

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

14.

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

15.

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars…
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

16.

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

17.

“There’s something about love that builds up and is creative.
There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

18.

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

19.

“People fail to get along because they fear each other;
they fear each other because they don’t know each other;
they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

20.

“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

21.

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

22.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society.
When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people,
the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

23.

“I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who,
in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

24.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar;
it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

25.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

26.

“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

27.

“No one knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

28.

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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29.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

30.

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

31.

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

32.

“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

33.

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

34.

“Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people;
but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

35.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

36.

“The choice is not between violence and nonviolence
but between nonviolence and nonexistence.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

37.

“When people are voiceless, they will have temper tantrums like a child who has not been paid attention to.
And riots are massive temper tantrums from neglected and voiceless people.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.

38.

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

39.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

40.

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

41.

“The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

42.

“He was an eloquent spokesman for his point of view and no one can honestly doubt that Malcolm had a great concern for the problems that we face as a race.
While we did not always see eye to eye on methods to solve the race problems,
I always had a deep affection for Malcolm and felt that he had the great ability to put his finger on the existence and root of the problem.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

43.

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

44.

“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.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

45.

“It is not enough to say we must not wage war.
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

46.

“Nonviolence is an absolute commitment to the way of love.
Love is not an emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism.
It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

47.

“If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl,
but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

48.

“Man 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.

49.

“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 only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

50.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

51.

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it
because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

52.

“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.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

53.

“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done
you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

54.

“We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

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55.

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

56.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

57.

“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles
rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

58.

“Not everybody can be famous. But everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service…
You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

59.

“People fail to get along because they fear each other;
they fear each other because they don’t know each other;
they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

60.

“World peace through non-violent means is neither absurd nor unattainable.
All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point.
Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity,
and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion.
We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

61.

“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.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

62.

“The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new.
For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

63.

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

64.

“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 cooperating with it.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

65.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

66.

“I concluded that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself;
nobody else can speak for you.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

67.

“When you are right you cannot be too radical;
when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

68.

“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

69.

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.
Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

70.

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

71.

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today.
We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.
-Martin Luther King Jr

72.

Power without love is reckless and abusive,
and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
-Martin Luther King Jr

73.

Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,
I still have a dream. -Martin Luther King Jr

74.

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness.
We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love. -Martin Luther King Jr

75.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
-Martin Luther King Jr

76.

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.
-Martin Luther King Jr

77.

You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.
-Martin Luther King Jr

78.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
-Martin Luther King Jr

79.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Martin Luther King Jr

80.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism
and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
-Martin Luther King Jr

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81.

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral.
I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results.
Nations have frequently won their independence in battle.
But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
-Martin Luther King Jr

82.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
-Martin Luther King Jr

83.

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources.
With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience,
and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level.
That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules,
we are going to have to change the system.
-Martin Luther King Jr

84.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
-Martin Luther King Jr

85.

Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external.
The internal is that the realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion.
The external is the complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities through which we live.
-Martin Luther King Jr

86.

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.
A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.
A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.
-Martin Luther King Jr

87.

The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass
until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
-Martin Luther King Jr

88.

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice,
is, in reality, expressing the highest respect for the law.
-Martin Luther King Jr

89.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist
to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
-Martin Luther King Jr

90.

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.
-Martin Luther King Jr

91.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else?
The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars –
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
-Martin Luther King Jr

92.

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
-Martin Luther King Jr

93.

Law and order exist to establish justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
-Martin Luther King Jr

94.

If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry.
Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.
-Martin Luther King Jr

95.

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

96.

Don’t let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.
-Martin Luther King Jr

97.

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them,
the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
-Martin Luther King Jr

98.

I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
-Martin Luther King Jr

99.

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes, but they are derivative crimes.
They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
-Martin Luther King Jr

100.

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern that demands the giving of one’s soul.
-Martin Luther King Jr

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