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17 Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes (biography.com)

 

Here are 17 inspiring quotes from MLK's famous speeches and writings about education, justice, hope, perseverance and freedom:

"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."

Strength to Love, 1963

"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."

—"Letter from Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of th fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”

—"I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

To read all 17 quotes in the Biography article,  please click here, 17 Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes - Biography

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