Martin Luther King, Jr: Dark enough

But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Hate

Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr: Directly, indirectly


“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. ”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King: Non-violence

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
Martin Luther King


Martin Luther King, Jr: Mortality and immortality

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: Finding yourself

English: Gandhi shortly after arriving in Sout...

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ”

Mohandas Gandhi

Martin Luther King Jr : Respect for the law

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr: Cruel Jest

Martin Luther King, Jr.


It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. –Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader (1929-1968)


Martin Luther King, Jr: Challenge and controversy

“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., quoted in “Older & Wiser”