Thursday, February 25, 2010

MLK jr quotes

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
Martin Luther King, Jr.



I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.


Martin Luther King, Jr.



I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



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.

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



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

Martin Luther King, Jr.



We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. 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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



We must use time creatively.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



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

Martin Luther King, Jr.



I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

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.



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

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King, Jr.



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

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 comment:

  1. i love mlk! a great man of God, thanks for sharing.

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