12 Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

12 Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a leader, an activist and an orator. Throughout his years of public service, the Nobel Peace Prize winner wrote  delivered speeches—including the famous 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech—that include words of wisdom that still ring true today. Here are 12 inspiring Martin Luther King quotes to keep you dreaming of a brighter future for us all.

"Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos."

 
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."


"Let no man pull you so low as to hate him."

   


"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.”


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


"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."


"We will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope."


"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."


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

   


"I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems."


“Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."


"We must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.”


"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.”


“The time is always right to do what is right.”

 

Blog post written by Cheryl Kremkow

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