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7 Powerful Quotes From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

7 Powerful Quotes From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s enduring and powerful message of peace and acceptance, here are some of his wise words. Which quote is most powerful for you?

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We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

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

From every mountainside, let freedom ring. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.

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.

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In honor of MLK, please share your dream for the future in the comments.

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7:09AM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Good to remember

1:38AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

great quotes ,,, n basesd on truth

3:12AM PST on Mar 7, 2014

thank you so much for sharing these gr8 quotes

4:15PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

Thank you

12:07PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

He was certainly a very inspiring person.

12:05AM PST on Feb 12, 2014

very nice quotes

5:53AM PST on Feb 11, 2014

thank you

7:02AM PST on Feb 10, 2014

Amen!

8:14AM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Yes, great quotes

4:46PM PST on Feb 8, 2014

respectful

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