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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. | Adversity Quotes
Human Salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Creation and Creativity Quotes
Don't hate, it's too big a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Hatred Quotes
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Heroes and Heroism Quotes
I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Minorities Quotes
Riots are the voices of the unheard.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Revolution and Reform Quotes
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Science and Technology Quotes
Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and enobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Violence Quotes
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Acceptance Quotes
The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | The Present Quotes
If a man is called to be a streetsweep-er, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Right Quotes
We must constantly build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Courage Quotes
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Commitment Quotes
If a man is called to be a streetsweep-er, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Work Quotes
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. | Worthy Victories Quotes
Without love, benevolence becomes egotism.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Introspection Quotes
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Faith Quotes
Agape is disinterested love. . . . Agape does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people, or any qualities people possess. It begins by loving others for their sakes. . . . Therefore, agape makes no distinction between friend and enemy; it is directed toward both.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. | Faith Quotes


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