Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

meaningful quotes that help us travel through life light and happy:
Faith is taking the first step
even when you don't see
the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at the goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The time is always right
to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


At the center of non-violence
stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



There can be no deep disappointment
where there is not deep LOVE.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.




Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will walk
in the light of creative kindness
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.




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 evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, 
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



Unarmed TRUTH and unconditional LOVE
will have the final word in reality.
This is why RIGHT, 
though temporarily defeated,
is stronger than EVIL, 
just temporarily triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



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



Never give-in 
to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



For more inspirational quotes and sayings, click each link below:
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The Oyster Story to help us turn pain into gain.
Quotes about Life to help us travel through life light and happy.
Life Quotes to help us cope with changes and difficult times.
Positive Quotes that help us attract all positive things in life.

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