Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

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The quality not the longevity of one's life is what is important.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.

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.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

In the End we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism, or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

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.

We must use time creatively.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice peace and brotherhood.

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