The activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, Martin Luther King is an icon in the fight for the civil rights of African Americans. Murdered in Memphis by a white criminal: James Earl Ray, he also marked an era and his recognition is still present. For this reason, it is important most famous phrases of Martin Luther King.
The moment for which the icon of social progress is most remembered is for his speech ‘I have a dream’, one of the most inspiring moments in history. More than 250,000 people attended the anti-war march through the streets of Washington that Luther King led in the summer of 1963.
The most famous phrases of Martin Luther King
I dream that my four young children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the qualities of their character
I have a dream, a single dream, keep dreaming. Dreaming of freedom, dreaming of justice, dreaming of equality and I wish I no longer needed to dream them
Freedom is never voluntarily granted by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the one who is being oppressed.
Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man must do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could not do better.
The first question the priest and the Levite asked was, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the Good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I don’t stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
What is gained by violence can only be maintained by violence
We have learned to fly like birds, to swim like fish; but we have not learned the simple art of living as brothers.
Non-violence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force that is made for social transformation.
Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole ladder.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, bound in a single garment of fate. What affects one directly affects all indirectly.
Never, ever be afraid to do the right thing, especially if the welfare of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look the other way.
You will change your mind; you will change your appearance; you will change your smile and the way you behave, but no matter what you change, you will always be you.
As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich, even if he has a billion dollars.
When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of spirit, which stands in stark contrast to his scientific and technological abundance.