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Martin Luther King Jr. History, Images, Quotes, Wishes

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is officially observed as the Birthday of Martin Luther King Junior, and it's an American Federal holiday. This events is celebrated on the third Monday of January month each year. And this year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on January 15, 2018. Martin Luther was an influential American civil rights leader and this day celebrates his achievements. In 2017 it was celebrated on January 16th. And in 2019, 3rd Monday of January month is on 21 January. Here I'll post some popular Quotes from their various speeches when they stood against injustice and fought for social justice. Don't forget to share them with your friends and family on Whatsapp and Faebook.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes I Have A Dream

When was Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated as First time and How did this day became national Holiday?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated from January 20, 1986. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill on Nov. 2, 1983 making Martin Luther King Day a federal holiday. In 2000 it was officially observed in all 50 state of America.

What does Martin Luther King Junior means to you?

Martin Luther King Jr. struggled for social justice & non-violent activism in Civil Rights movement, for me King Luther was a brave man who fought for justice and lead a movement in many forms still continues even today.

Do Schools stay open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day ?

Ir's a federal holiday so schools are closed, but some states have abandoned the plans for schools off on this day, instead they are holding classes to cover up the time lost during other works.

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From 2000, now all the states observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but some states doesn't name this day after king or they have combined the name with some other observances like......

In Alabama this day is known as "Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King Birthday" and in Arizona  this day is known as "Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day".

There are some other cities/states outside America like City of Toronto in Canada and in Hiroshima in Japan where Martin Luther King Jr./Day is observed.


Popular Quotes from their Speeches


There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better

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

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes Education

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude

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


Martin Luthar King Jr. Quotes


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.

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

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

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



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

Seeing is not always believing

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative

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The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

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.


Our Lives Begin To End Quote


There comes a time when silence is betrayal

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

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. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.



At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes If You Can Fly

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.

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

He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love


Martin Luthar King Quotes


The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly

Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are

If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, 'brethren!' Be careful, teachers!

We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope



The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.

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

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Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.

If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right


Martin Luther King Jr Quotes Education


We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

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.

What is wrong in the world today is that the nations of the world are engaged in a bitter, colossal contest for supremacy.



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

Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law


Martin Luthar King Junior Quotes


We cannot walk alone

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

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

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows



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

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

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.

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It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.


Martin Luther King Jr Quotes I Have A Dream


We can’t answer King’s assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him

Seeing is not always believing.

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

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.



A lie cannot live.

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

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Equality

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

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals


Quotes For Martin Luthar King


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

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.



It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love

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

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

We must use time creatively


Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Equality


If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope

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

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see



Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership

Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others


Quotes For Martin Luthar King Jr.


Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood

We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools

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.



Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.

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

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase

A right delayed is a right denied.


Martin Luther King Jr Quotes If You Can Fly


It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.

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.

If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.



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

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

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.

Martin Luther King Quotes On Love

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that

That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing


Quotes For Martin Luthar King Junior


A riot is the language of the unheard

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

Only in the darkness can you see the stars

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

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



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

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. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies

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

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

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity


Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Courage


I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love

A riot is the language of the unheard.

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

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



To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.

Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.

The time is always right to do what is right.

Our Lives Begin To End Quote

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

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness


Martin Luther King Quotes On Love


All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

No person has the right to rain on your dreams

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

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

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace


Martin Luther King Jr Quotes On Leadership


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

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek

For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory

The time is always right to do what is right

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

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



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