Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was an American activist and a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement who carved a niche for himself in the hearts of people. This article lists some famous quotes from him.
Martin Luther King Jr. began his career as a civil rights activist. He was also regarded as one of the greatest orators and was also the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He also became the sole leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. This leader has given many inspirational quotes for people all over the world.

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method, which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

"When we ask Negroes to abide by the law, let us also declare that the white man does not abide by law in the ghettos. Day in and day out he violates welfare laws to deprive the poor of their meager allotments; he flagrantly violates building codes and regulations; his police make a mockery of law; he violates laws on equal employment and education and the provisions of civil services. The slums are the handiwork of a vicious system of the white society; Negroes live in them, but they do not make them, any more than a prisoner makes a prison."

"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."

"Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

"Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives. He is distinguished from animals by his freedom to do evil or to do good and to walk the high road of beauty or tread the low road of ugly degeneracy."

"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."

"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."