Quotes – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 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.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” Martin Luther King, Jr.