Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther
King, Jr.
1929
1968

American Clergyman, Activist, African-American Civil Rights Leader, Assassinated

Author Quotes

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Pity may represent little more than impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.

The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands a times of challenge and controversy.

We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction... The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

Author Picture
First Name
Martin Luther
Last Name
King, Jr.
Birth Date
1929
Death Date
1968
Bio

American Clergyman, Activist, African-American Civil Rights Leader, Assassinated