Thursday 21 October 2021
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Our Favourite Martin Luther King Quotes

Dr Martin Luther King

Here are some of our favourite quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King. We hope that they will inspire other young people.

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

I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.

Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
But conscience asks the question – is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.

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

MArtin Luther King and President Johnson

Do not condemn the man that cannot think or act as fast as you can,
because there was a time when you could not do things as well as you can today.

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

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.

Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.

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