The courageous civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s still has the power to inspire a better future, no matter how challenging the present moment may seem. These incredible Martin Luther King Jr. quotes are a much-needed reminder of his bravery, his vision for living, and his dedication to non-violent direct action.


1. Hope and Courage

"In some not too distant tomorrow, the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all of their scintillating beauty."

"I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land."

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

"But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars."

"Courage faces fear and thereby masters it."

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