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Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

(1929-1968), American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

Category: Acceptance

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

Category: Adversity

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

Category: Age And Aging

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Category: Brotherhood

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Category: Character

Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.

Category: Churches

I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.

Category: Consequences

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

Category: Cooperation

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Category: Courage

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Category: Death And Dying

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

Category: Disappointments

No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Category: Dissatisfaction

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Category: Dreams

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: -- we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

Category: Dreams

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…

Category: Equality