Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta
Died: April 4, 1968, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Children: Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Bernice King, Dexter Scott King
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
A lie cannot live.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
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 with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
The time is always right to do what is right.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
We must use time creatively.