Powerful Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. — to Inspire Change Beyond MLK Day

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Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to inspire personal, social, and global change. MLK faced adversities with a deep understanding about the power of love underlying all of us. Something we can all do today to make profound change in our personal lives and the world.

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Solidarity

“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Power of Love

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Action

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“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.

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now… This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Social Change

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“The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.