Martin Luther King quotes on peace, love and life that we can still relate to.
He had dreams, and more.
Being the man who brought revolutions to the country, Martin Luther King Jr. is a leader, a hero, an activist and a thinker. He might not live to see his dreams come true. But his wisdom continues to inspire generations to come.
In face with violence and danger, he showed the world the courage and determination his dreams have given him.
If you have a dream too, these inspirational Martin Luther King quotes can be the lighthouse on your journey.
30 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on love, peace and dreams
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
MLK believed and personally led nonviolent protests. He was an advocate for civil rights but also peace.
He was deeply aware that hatred could only breed hatred. And violence can only be stopped with love. This quote from Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us all that hate doesn’t solve anything. And we shall always choose love over hate.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Faith is taking the first step, even when you can’t see the whole staircase.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Real friends are those who will step up for you, not turning their backs in the darkest hours. “One fake friend is worse than five enemies.” Fake friends and fake people will eventually show their true colors while real friends will stand the test of time.
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.
But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.
We have all been there. Difficulties, judgments, setbacks can all make us want to quit. But just as Confucius said, “our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Pain is proof of progress and growth.
We all have ups and downs, that’s what makes the view impeccable.
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.
A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
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.
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.
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Success doesn’t come together in one day. With a goal as grand as breaking racial barricades, MLK worked towards it step by step.
So if you have found your purpose, your dream or your “why”, don’t stress yourself to “make it” quick. Start small, take baby steps and you’ll get there.
Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
There is no gain without struggle.
There comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.
Quietly endure, silently suffer, and patiently wait.
It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it.
If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.
Whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.
A toxic relationship can devour your power and self-esteem. It makes us feel week and vulnerable like there is nothing we can do.
If you are dealing with a toxic friend or lover in your life, this Martin Luther King quote can be your wake-up call. You might not be able to change a narcissist. But you can always set boundaries or cut off that person from your life. The choice is yours. You are more powerful than you think you are.
Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!
I Have A Dream.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
We shall overcome.
We must use time creatively – and forever realize that the time is always the hope to do great things.
The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open.
Love is, ultimately, the only answer to mankind’s problems.
The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
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