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Top Martin Luther King quotes: Inspiring, motivating and encouraging

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. At the age of 35, King was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. He donated the prize money to the civil rights movement.

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. M.L.K Jr 1963
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King’s vision was for a world where not only were all people equal, but one without poverty or violence. More than 45 years after his death, the words remain as relevant and inspiring as they did when he first spoke them.

Share these Martin Luther King Jr quotes in a card, across a cake or when making a toast on this this holiday of service, and equality.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

“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.”

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

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“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

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