Life Under Change

Quotes that inspire, challenge and comfort us.

Quotes by 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.

 

“A riot is the language of the unheard.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“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.

 

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

 

“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.

 

“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.

 

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“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.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“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.

 

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“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.

 

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