10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Live By

10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Live By


Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th, 1929. He was a passionate advocate for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. King gave hundreds of speeches across the country during his time and in 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Although his life ended that day, his work, his words, and his love for people changed the nation.

MLK Jr.’s words were always spoken from his heart. He lived with the hope that the future for African Americans would be safer, brighter, and happier and that they would be given the equality and inclusivity they deserved.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a leader. A man with wisdom who was willing to put his life on the line for others to encourage inclusivity and unconditional love. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, we put together a list of 10 Martin Luther King Jr. quotes to live by.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Live By:

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

“It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.”

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”

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

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”

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

“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.”

“Nonviolence is an absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.”

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