Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – His Quotes & Sayings That Will Influence and Inspire You

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Here are some of his quotes and thoughts that inspired me personally and I hope that they will influence and inspire you as well.
  • A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  • To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
  • The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
  • 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.
  • We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
  • Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  • Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
  • We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
  • Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
  • The time is always right to do what is right.
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