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Peaceful Words – Inspiring Quotes from Martin Luther King

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

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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.

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.

The time is always right to do what is right.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

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.

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.

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

The time is always right to do what is right.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

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

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

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

The time is always right to do what is right.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.

We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.

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.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

The time is always right to do what is right.

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of justice.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

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

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

The time is always right to do what is right.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

The time is always right to do what is right.


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