Type: Clergyman, Activist
Born: January 15, 1929
Died: April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Like anybody, I would like to have a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will.
Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
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.