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Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The principal leader in the civil rights movement in the U.S. and a fervent advocate of nonviolent protest, Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged segregation and racial discrimination on many fronts. His yearlong boycott of segregated buses in Alabama helped him gain national notoriety. His now famous "I Have a Dream" Speech drew more than 200,000 civil rights supporters and helped create the…

Date of Birth: January 15, 1929
Date of Death: April 04, 1968


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"If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny." Martin Luther King
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"There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love." Martin Luther King
In a letter from Birmingham Jail to his "fellow clergymen." (1968) In the letter, King discusses several problems ailing his church. He says, before this quote, "Yes, these questions are still in my mind. In deep disappointment I have wept over the laxity of the church. But be assured that my tears have been tears of love." Add Category or Author

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"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Martin Luther King
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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." Martin Luther King
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"He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love." Martin Luther King
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"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
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"We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive." Martin Luther King
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"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." Martin Luther King
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"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King
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"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him." Martin Luther King
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"No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Martin Luther King
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"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King
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"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal." Martin Luther King
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"Mankind 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
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"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood." Martin Luther King
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"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King
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"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals." Martin Luther King
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"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative." Martin Luther King
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"Glory to God in highest heaven,Who unto man His Son hath given;While angels sing with tender mirth,A glad new year to all the earth." Martin Luther King
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"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining... We demand this fraud be stopped." Martin Luther King
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"The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society." Martin Luther King
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Documents that Mention Martin Luther King

Denise Gangnes - January 17, 2012 , Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes to Honor His Birthday
Robb Zerr - January 18, 2013 , Happy 84th birthday Martin Luther King




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