Martin Luther King Jr: Quotes Of Inspiration For The Oppressed

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

2 thoughts on “Martin Luther King Jr: Quotes Of Inspiration For The Oppressed”

    1. Hi Benoit,

      Good to see you drop by. Nice Article! Does Canada accept all immigrants, train, then support their activities when they are ready to return to their homeland?

      If so, How?

      Like

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