MLK Quotes

In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. (who lived Jan 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) I’m posting some quotes that have been attributed to him.  Reading these quotes, which are from the 60s and possibly 50s, it’s interesting to see how some things still haven’t changed.  You can find a more extensive list of quotes here.  Have a favorite MLK quote? Share it in the comments.

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

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“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 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.”

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

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

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

“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.”

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