The Top 10 Best Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“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.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” 
― Martin Luther King Jr