Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin King
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
BornJanuary 15, 1929
Atlanta, Georgia
DiedApril 4, 1968
Memphis, Tennessee
American civil rights leader. Leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and advocate of nonviolent protests of segregation and other anti-civil rights laws. Best known for his speech "I Have a Dream" (1963). Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

The repository contains seven quotes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..

Principle

If a man hasnít discovered something that he will die for, he isnít fit to live.

Best

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

Friendship

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

Motivation

You donít have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Behavior

Lifeís most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?

Justice

That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.

Right and Wrong

One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.