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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One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

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.

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.

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.

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

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

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.

A right delayed is a right denied.

That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase just take the first step.

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

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.

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life devoid of breadth.

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for he isn't fit to live.

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

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.

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me but it can keep him from lynching me and I think that's pretty important.

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