Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality, Fraternity and Freedom 

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality, Fraternity and Freedom to use in Essay and Ethics


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

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.

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

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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

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

The time is always right to do what is right.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.

I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

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

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

A riot is the language of the unheard.

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