Who better to ask for their favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., than from actual people who love to read books? The following list of 10 quotes below are the top rated and most discussed on a Goodreads thread.
Top 10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes
“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“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.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ― Dr. King, I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
“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.”
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“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”― Dr. King, A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Did you know that Dr. King was influenced by many books. One book that thoroughly inspired him was ‘Civil Disobedience‘ by Henry David Thoreau.