Sunday, January 27, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. famous quotes


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
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.
A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
Our scientific power as outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.


History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
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.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies –or else? The chain reaction of evil –hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
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.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.  
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “Of I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
The time is always right to do what is right.
At the centre of non-violence stands the principle of love. 

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