25 Inspirational MLK Quotes

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May Martin Luther King Jr. rest in peace.

In honor of his passing and, of course, in honor of his inspiring life, here is a rundown of King's most motivational and important quotes.

Consider how you can apply each one to your time on Earth...

1. I Have a Dream ...

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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.

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...

2. The Meaning of Life

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

3. Truth

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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

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4. Love

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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

5. Hate

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

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

6. Genuine Leadership

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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

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.