18 Memorable Martin Luther King Quotes to Remember
 
 
 
 
 
 

Memorable Martin Luther King quotes

/ 10:59 AM January 17, 2022

One of the legacies that will live forever is that of Martin Luther King Jr. After 58 years of his historic speech – “I Have a Dream”, his moving and inspirational words stay living as if the man is still living.

Born on Jan.15, 1929, this month is the time to honor, celebrate and relive Martin Luther King Jr. Not only do we live by his civil rights contributions as an activist, but we also live by his quotes and speeches.

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Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated in 1968 has fought his way to social injustices. If the man is still living, he would have done something great for the Black people who served their injustices in this modern era.

Anyone could imagine his unwavering protest to the death of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. You could imagine him leading the Black Lives Matter march and giving speeches in protests. His advocacy for people could have opened more minds to never stop aiming for change.

Nevertheless, even if Luther wasn’t around to initiate those moves we have his powerful words and Martin Luther King quotes to live by. Even if he’s being celebrated this 15th of January, he’s worth honoring all year-round. To honor him, here are King’s words of wisdom to live by.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words of Wisdom

  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  • “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

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  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  • “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
  • “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
  • “I have decided to stick to love…hate is too great a burden to bear.”

  • “It all boils down to the fact that we must never allow ourselves to become satisfied with unattained goals. We must always maintain a kind of divine discontent.”
  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  • “Don’t give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.”
  • “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”

His Tenacity Lives

  • “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
  • “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
  • “It all boils down to the fact that we must never allow ourselves to become satisfied with unattained goals. We must always maintain a kind of divine discontent.”
  • “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.”

  • “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”

Up to this day, these Martin Luther King quotes can keep us going through our daily lives even the tumultuous ones. It’s no secret that the fight for justice continues. And his words live to remind us that spreading words of encouragement and contributing to the fight against injustice wasn’t just for social media purposes. But more as a fight for humanity.

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