Top 10 Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a minister and activist. He led the African-American civil rights movement through acts of nonviolence, from the 1950s until the day of his assassination. He fought to end racism and for equality for all.

Here are Martin Luther King Jr’s most inspirational quotes:


The time is always right to do what is right.


But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.


Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.


If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.


Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.


We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.


Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.


No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.


I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. 

Thank you for your dream Martin Luther King Jr!

Interesting Facts:

  • His birth name was Michael.
  • He went to college at age 15 and studied sociology.
  • He received the Nobel Peace Price in 1964 at age 35.
  • He is one of three who has a US national holiday in their honor.

What are some of your favorite Martin Luther King Jr quotes or facts?


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