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35 Inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Success

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. May his quotes inspire you to be the best that you can be and live a life of greatness.

1. “Darkness can’t drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate can’t drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr.

2. “We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilizations.” Martin Luther King Jr.

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

4. “If you can’t fly, then run. if you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” Martin Luther King Jr.

5. “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.

6. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King Jr.

7. “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King Jr.

8. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.” Martin Luther King Jr.

9. “We may have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King Jr.

10. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King Jr.

11. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.

12. “I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself, nobody else can speak for you.” Martin Luther King Jr.

13. “Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. Which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” Martin Luther King Jr.

14. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” Martin Luther King Jr.

15. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” Martin Luther King Jr.

16. “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.” Martin Luther King Jr.

17. “Peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.” Martin Luther King Jr.

18. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” Martin Luther King Jr.

19. “Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God.” Martin Luther King Jr.

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

21. “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.” Martin Luther King Jr.

22. “We must live together as brother.” Martin Luther King Jr.

23. “Nothing is all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King Jr.

24. “When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of spirit.” Martin Luther King Jr.

25. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King Jr.

26. “I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King Jr.

27. “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” Martin Luther King Jr.

28. “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” Martin Luther King Jr.

29. “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Martin Luther King Jr.

30. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” Martin Luther King Jr.

31. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” Martin Luther King Jr.

32. “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know 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.

33. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” Martin Luther King Jr.

34. “Love is the most durable power in the world.” Martin Luther King Jr.

35. “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” Martin Luther King Jr.


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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mbaziira kenneth
mbaziira kenneth
3 years ago

truly am awakened boss

Natalie Say
Natalie Say
3 years ago

Definitely one of the greatest (if not the greatest) nonviolent leaders of all time. The world needs more people like him amid the chaos in 2020.

Thanks for the inspiration, Parade!

Hasan Al-Jarrah
3 years ago
Reply to  Natalie Say

You’re Welcome, Natalie.

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