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12 Of The Most Powerful Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Published on January 16th, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement.

Few figures in history had the power of Martin Luther King Jr. to move so many with so few words. Here are his top 12 most inspiring quotes.

“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 have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

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“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”



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

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



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“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.”

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“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”



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



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



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

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“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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“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”

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