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11 Powerful Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

11 Powerful Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr was an American hero who used nonviolent strategies to fight for justice, peace, and equality. The civil rights leader was the first African American named man of the year by Time Magazine, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35, and became a symbolic figure for non violent protest. In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day here are 11 powerful Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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1. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

2. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects on directly, affects all indirectly.”

3. “If we are to have a 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.”

4. “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.”

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

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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6. “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

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

8. “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.”

9. “The reason I can’t follow the old eye-for-an-eye philosophy is what it ends up leaving everyone blind.”

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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10. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

11. “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.”

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