Top 10 Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers and sisters.

Martin Luther King Jr
We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men better. Love is the only way.
Martin Luther King Jr

I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.... There is something strangely inconsistent about a nation and a press that would praise you when you say, 'Be nonviolent toward Jim Clark,' but will curse and damn you when you say, 'Be nonviolent toward little brown Vietnamese children!' There is something wrong with that press....

Martin Luther King Jr
Whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can't ride your back unless it is bent
Martin Luther King Jr

If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable.

Martin Luther King Jr
Our eternal message of hope is that dawn will come.
Martin Luther King Jr

I've decided to stick with love.

Martin Luther King Jr
I think that we must face the fact that in reality, you cannot have economic and political equality without having some form of social equality. I think this is inevitable.
Martin Luther King Jr

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

Martin Luther King Jr
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.