Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. 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. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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. 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. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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?’ Martin Luther King, Jr.