Quotes of Martin Luther King, Jr.
By D. S. Mitchell
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
The third Monday of each January we celebrate MLK Day. Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. A man who died too soon. Today is a great day to re-read some of his most well-known quotes. Be inspired.
Quotes Of MLK
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
“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.”
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”
“A right delayed is a right denied.”
“The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.”
“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.”
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
“I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.”
“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.”
“If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”
“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.”