Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most famous predominant leaders who was the part of Civil Right Movement that was having the motive of ending the racial discrimination and segregation happening in America during the time of 1950 and 1960s. He was one of those leading spokespeople who was implementing some non-violent methods to achieve social change.
He had a charisma and eloquence that has helped him to win a huge following throughout the world. In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, when he was quite young.
Martin Luther King Junior was born in Atlanta in the year 1929. He completed his education from Georgia’s public school and then he received the degree in BA. The experience and training which he had as the minister have contributed undoubtedly to the cadence and oratorical style which he had.
Martin Luther King Junior influenced every person around the globe. When there was huge civil unrest, Martin Luther King advocated bringing some peace in society by implementing several approaches. He was a part of several protests, and he was considered to be an important figure in the civil rights movement.
Martin Luther King wrote several articles and five books. He gained the limelight of entire people living in this world with the protest of Birmingham that had taken place in Alabama. Apart from being the famous symbolic leader of the American black, he was also a world figure. He has penned the "Letter From Birmingham Jail", which is an open letter against racism.
In 1968, he was assassinated on the balcony where he was staying in Memphis.
"Let no man pull you so low as to hate him."
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by which we do not see."
"You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them."
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude."
"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."
"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"No one really knows why the are alive until they know what they'd die for."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice."
"We cannot walk alone."
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
Life of Martin Luther King, Jr is an absorbing part of the 20th century history as he could bring a change with his non-violent campaign against racism. This Nobel Peace Prize winner who was a great orator got his speech "I Have a Dream" popular all over the world. He is often noted with his quotes filled with wisdom and that brings unity, so here are the selected 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes.