The following 18 Martin Luther King Jr. quotes continue to shape our world today.

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with some of the most powerful and thought-provoking quotes from the man himself. The following 18 quotes from MLK delve into life, love, progress, and so much more.

"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."

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

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

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars."

"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. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."

"A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live."

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

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

"Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude."

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."

"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."

"We cannot walk alone."

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."

"Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself."

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

"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness."

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right."

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