Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) 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. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

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I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

Property is intended to serve life and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

We have guided missiles and misguided men.

When you are right you cannot be too radical, when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative.

We may have all come on different ships but we're in the same boat now.

A riot is the language of the unheard.

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

I want to be the white man's brother not his brother-in-law.

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.

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

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

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.

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

The question is not whether we will be extremists but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.

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