80 Most Famous Martin Luther King Jr Quotes and Sayings

Most Famous Martin Luther King Jr Quotes and Sayings

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. Below you will find 80 remarkable Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

Famous Martin Luther King Jr Quotes and Sayings

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A lie cannot live. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. 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.

A right delayed is a right denied. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A riot is the language of the unheard. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. – 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.

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system. 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.

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don’t let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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