Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes NOT Involving Dreams (PHOTOS)

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

    King was a leader of nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement and made many speeches throughout his career. However, most people only remember his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. It’s about time we change that by providing you with quotations that existed outside of his popular speech. Let’s start it off with:

    ‘It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.’

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

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

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    ‘If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo 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.”

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    ‘Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.’

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    ‘If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work.’

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    ‘The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.’

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    ‘It’s alright to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.’

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    ‘I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality’

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

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    ‘On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.’

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