Martin Luther King Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Inspiration quotes from a man who moved the whole world forward

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When it comes to moving the world forward and the just and noble cause of human equality, few have so profoundly affected the world as Martin Luther King Jr. So when my brother, Michael, was recently chosen to head up a one month program in celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at DFAS and approached me about creating some digital art to showcase some of his favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes for the program, I was more than happy to be involved. Besides digitally recreating some of the more famous photographs of King in color, I made use of some of my best photography work as a backdrop.

Learn to live as brothers

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Stand by your friends in difficult times

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

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

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

Stand for what you know is right, even in times of challenge and controversy

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.

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.

Only good can overcome evil

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

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

I have a dream

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Intelligence plus character – the goal of true education

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Ask yourself what you’re doing for others

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

Always do what’s right

The time is always right to do what is right.

The time is always right to do what is right.

Love conquers all

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

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

Stick with love

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

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

Have a tough mind and a tender heart

We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.

We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.

Our goal is freedom

I say to you that our goal is freedom, and I believe we are going to get there because however much she strays away from it, the goal of America is freedom. Abused and scorned though we may be as a people, our destiny is tied up in the destiny of America.

I say to you that our goal is freedom, and I believe we are going to get there because however much she strays away from it, the goal of America is freedom. Abused and scorned though we may be as a people, our destiny is tied up in the destiny of America.

Take the first step of faith

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Speak out on things that matter

Our Lives Begin to End the Day We Become Silent

Our Lives Begin to End the Day We Become Silent

Learn a little about you past, and you may end up with a pretty nice future.

Learn a little about you past, and you may end up with a pretty nice future.

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