Peace Quotes from Martin Luther King

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of justice.

No one is free until we are all free.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

The time is always right to do what is right.

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.

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

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

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

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.

The time is always right to do what is right.

We must use time creatively.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

The time is always right to do what is right.

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 learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.

I have a dream that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

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

One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong.

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

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.

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 must keep moving forward.

Peace is not just the absence of tension but the presence of justice.

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.

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

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.

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.

No lie can live forever.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

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