Martin Luther King Jr. Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old martin luther king jr. quotes, martin luther king jr. sayings, and martin luther king jr. proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way     

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Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.     

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I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three      

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

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Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others      

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The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.     

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No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.     

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.

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.     

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If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations, and that all reality has spiritual control.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.     

Martin Luther King Jr.