10 Inspiring Quotes From Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the 93rd birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate, take a look at 10 of his most memorable quotes.

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On this day in 1939, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. King goes down as one of the most admired and esteemed political, social, and cultural figures in modern US history. An eloquent master of rhetoric, he inspired the masses and was a well-respected leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Though he died at the young age of 39, Dr. King accomplished so much and left his mark on history, society, and politics.

To celebrate Dr. King’s birthday, let’s take a look at 10 of his memorable quotes, and there were a lot.

1. “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.”

2. “I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”

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3. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”

4. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

5. “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

6. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

7. “You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.”


8. “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

9. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

10. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”

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