Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world. This is the calling of the sons of God, and our brothers wait eagerly for our response. Shall we say the odds are too great? Shall we tell them the struggle is too hard?

Mother Dear, one day I’m going to turn this world upside down.” –From My Brother Martin, by Christine King Farris

Injustice and corruption will never be transformed by keeping them hidden, but only

When I am commanded to love, I am commanded to restore community, to resist injustice, and to meet the needs of my brothers.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

by bringing them out into the light and confronting them with the power of love.

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.

When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it

Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning.

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.

We are out to defeat injustice and not white persons who may be unjust.

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” – one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

Peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but the existence of justice for all people.

There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us.

“He was able to mobilize and galvanize more people in his lifetime than any other person in the history of this world.”

“Posterity could not escape him even if it tried.  By all standards of measurement, he is one of the half-dozen greatest men in world history.”