Inspirational Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a true leader and still inspires us all today. As we celebrate him on Martin Luther King Day, here are some of the most inspirational quotes.  These are great motivators to get involved on campus, grow your career and work relationships, how to treat your family and friends, or even a complete stranger.


  • “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
  • “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

I Have A Dream Speech on August 28th, 1963

What is your favorite quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?  Comment below:

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