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Best Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes To Get Motivation

Best Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes To Get Motivation

Here we have compiled a list of 200 famous quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. about leadership, nation, freedom, change, and some of his motivational sayings.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a dominant Baptist minister and human rights, activist. He played a significant role in the American civil rights movement as a prominent leader and spokesperson. MLK believed that all humans are created equal; therefore, they all should have equal rights.

He steered the civil rights movement and primarily accomplished a nonviolent protest. This proved the turning point for the lives of African Americans; at that time, many acts were passed in their favor.

Martin continues his struggle for equality until his assassination in 1968. He was fatally killed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, by gunshots.

After this short introduction, let’s drive in these best 200 quotes of MLK about leadership, motivation, love, freedom, and change.

Martin Luther King Jr. Motivational Quotes

  1. “I Have a Dream” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. “Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. “The time is always right to do the right thing.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. “Not everybody can be famous, but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “There is no gain without struggle.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  10. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. “Friends are forever Boys are whatever.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  12. “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.
  13. “To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  14. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. “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.
  16.  “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  17. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  18. “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  19. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  21. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  22. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  23. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  24. “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  25. “It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  26. “If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  27. “My obligation is to do the right thing. The rest is in God’s hands.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  28. “Stand up for justice, stand up for truth; and God will be at your side forever.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  29. “We must have the faith that things will work out somehow, that God will make a way for us when there seems no way.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  30. “I’ve been to the Mountaintop.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  31. “We stand in life at midnight; we are always at the threshold of a new dawn.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  32. “I just want to do God’s will.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  33. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  34. “The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  35. “The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  36. “If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  37. “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  38. “Be an artist at whatever you do. Even if you are a street sweeper, be the Michelangelo of street sweepers.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  39.  “Personality is like a charioteer with two headstrong horses, each wanting to go in different directions.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  40. “But by all means, keep moving.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  41. “A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  42. “In a real sense, faith is total surrender to God.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  43. “It’s not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn so that you can earn, baby, earn.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  44. “Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  45. “I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  46. “Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  47. “Whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward!” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  48. “The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes About Leadership

  1. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. “Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. “One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  4.  “A lie cannot live.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. “The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. “Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “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.
  10. “There is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. “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.
  12. “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  13. “Be The Peace You Wish to See in The World!” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  14. “I came to the conclusion 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.
  15. “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.
  16. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars…” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  17. “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  18. “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  19. “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote, I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind – it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact – I can only submit to the edict of others.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. “Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  21. “Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  22. “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.
  23. “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  24. “We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  25. “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  26. “Truth crushed to earth will rise again.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  27. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  28. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  29.  “Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  30. “Let’s build bridges, not walls.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  31. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  32. “Judge a man not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  33. “There is no deficit in human resources; the deficit is in human will.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  34. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they would die for.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  35.  “Voting is the foundation stone for political action.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  36. “We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  37. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  38.  “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  39. “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  40. “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.
  41. “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  42.  “Education without direction is a one-sided social value. Direct action without education is a meaningless expression of pure energy.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  43. “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  44. “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.
  45. “Hate destroys the hater.” — Martin Luther King Jr
  46. “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.
  47. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  48. “A right delayed is a right denied.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  49. “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  50. “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.
  51. “If you’ve got nothing worth dying for, you’ve got nothing worth living for.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  52. “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.
  53. “Be a thermostat, not a thermometer.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  54. “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.
  55.  “Without justice, there can be no peace.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  56. “You have very little morally persuasive power with people who can feel your underlying contempt.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  57. “I may not be the man I want to be; I may not be the man I ought to be; I may not be the man I could be; I may not be the man I truly can be; but praise God, I’m not the man I once was.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  58. “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  59.  “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  60. “One day, the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  61. “The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  62. “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.
  63. “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  64. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  65. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  66. “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.
  67. “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  68.  “What seems so necessary today may not even be desirable tomorrow.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  69. “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government, I cannot be Silent.” — Martin Luther King Jr
  70. “It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  71.  “Education without morals is like a ship without a compass, merely wandering nowhere.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  72. “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.
  73. “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 really cooperating with it.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  74. “We must use time creatively.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  75. “Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.” — Martin Luther King
  76. “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  77. “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  78. “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.
  79.  “We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  80. “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.
  81.  “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.” — 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. “If you want to be important-wonderful. If you want to be recognized-wonderful. If you want to be great-wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  84. “The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  85. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life, is what is important.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  86. “Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant, and to face the challenge of change.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  87. “Unity has never meant uniformity.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  88. “You can’t reach good ends through evil means, because the means represent the seed and the end represents the tree.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  89. “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  90. “People with good intentions but limited understanding are more dangerous than people with total ill will.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  91. “The profit motive, when it is the sole basis of an economic system, encourages a cutthroat competition and selfish ambition that inspires men to be more concerned about making a living than making a life.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  92. “Seeing is not always believing.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  93. “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of nonviolence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  94. “Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes About Nation, freedom, and change

  1. “No one is free until we are all free.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  5.  “The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. “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.
  7. “The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “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.
  9.  “To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  10. “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. “Every person must stand up and be accountable, but be responsible for their actions.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  12. “I have a dream, one dream, keep dreaming. Dream of freedom, justice dreaming, dreaming of equality and hopefully no longer required to dream them.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  13. “He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lives a great street sweeper who did his job well'” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  14. “You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  16. “From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring. But not only that: Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  17. “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  18. “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.
  19.  “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself…” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. “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.
  21.  “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  22. “In Christ, there is no East nor West.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  23. “A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  24. “The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  25. If America does not use her vast resources of wealth to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life, she too will go to hell.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  26. “If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  27. “We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  28. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  29. “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.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  30. “It’s not the violence of the few that scares me; it’s the silence of the many.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  31. “Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  32. “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  33. “Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  34. “Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  35. “Through our scientific and technological genius, we’ve made of this world a neighborhood. And now, through our moral and ethical commitment, we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers, or we will all perish together as fools.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  36. “The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  37. “All life is interrelated. The agony of the poor impoverishes the rich; the betterment of the poor enriches the rich. We are inevitably our brother’s keeper because we are our brother’s brother. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  38. “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  39. “A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes About Love

  1. “Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force is the most potent instrument available in mankind’s quest for peace and security.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. “We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. “We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men better. Love is the only way.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. “When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “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.
  10. “Without love, benevolence becomes egotism.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  12. “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.
  13.  “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  14. “Never succumb to the temptation of becoming bitter. As you press for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the instruments of love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. “Occasionally in life, there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  16. “Those of us who love peace must organize as effectively as the war hawks. As they spread the propaganda of war, we must spread the propaganda of peace.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  17. “Was not Jesus an extremist in love? – “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  18. “Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not 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.
  19. “I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

FAQs

What were Martin Luther King’s famous words?

MLK is considered a human rights activist hero who made a great effort without creating violence for the assessment of equality. It is hard to write down any particular quote as his best words. There are a lot of his sayings assume as his famous words. That’s why we have mentioned 200 well-known quotes from MLK. We hope you’ll also love to read these all and find all these the best.

How did Martin Luther King change the world?

Martin wanted equality for all people in America and made a lot of efforts to get it. He was against discrimination and led a civil rights movement that focused on nonviolent protest.

His efforts provided a big change for oppressed people and their children.  King was primarily responsible for approving the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

The Civil Rights Act prohibited intolerance based on race, color, and region, and the Voting Rights Act gave African Americans’ right to vote. Similarly, Fair Housing terminated the ban on black people for getting house buying, selling, or renting.

What did MLK say about change?

Martin always supported and talked about change and freedom; it is the reason for his popularity in American political history.

Out of his all saying about change, this one is most prominent and famous among people:

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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