Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
    by 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.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”
    by 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.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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