Fifteen Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday here are fifteen great quotes from the late minister and civil rights leader.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

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

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birmingham, AL mugshot, April 12, 1963.

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birmingham, AL mugshot, April 12, 1963.

“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.'”

“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.”

“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… The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.”

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

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

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.”

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

“To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

Marty Duren

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