Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Billy Graham

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Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Billy Graham.


“The New Testament says nothing of Apostles who retired and took it easy.” 

Billy Graham


“Christ not only died for all: He died for each.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Every day is a gift from God, no matter how old we are.” 

~ Billy Graham


“God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Gospel has never changed.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Old is authentic. Old is genuine. Old is valuable.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I have never changed my message. I preach the Bible, and I preach it with authority.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Remember: He wants your fellowship, and He has done everything possible to make it a reality. He has forgiven your sins, at the cost of His own dear Son. He has given you His Word, and the priceless privilege of prayer and worship.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.” 

Billy Graham


“Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Even Hubble hasn’t found yet the end of this universe, and we don’t know that it has any end.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Regardless of what society says, we can’t go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Death wasn’t part of God’s original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy, the last enemy to be destroyed.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“What really matters is how God sees me. He isn’t concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man’s soul.” 

Billy Graham


“Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I don’t have freedom in the United States to go into a public school and preach the Gospel, nor is a student free in a public school to pray, or a teacher free to read the Bible publicly to the students. At the same time, we have a great degree of freedom for which I am grateful.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“I have discovered that just because we grow weaker physically as we age, it doesn’t mean that we must grow weaker spiritually.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I’ve been praying that we might have a spiritual awakening. But I think that becomes possible as individuals surrender their lives fresh and anew to Christ.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The thing that alarms me is that there are so many clergymen who say that the so-called ‘new morality’ is all right. They say we’re living in a new generation; let’s be relevant, let’s change God’s law. Let’s say that adultery is all right under certain circumstances; fornication’s all right under certain circumstances. If it’s meaningful.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.” 

Billy Graham


“We’re all sinners. Everybody you meet all over the world is a sinner.” 

~ Billy Graham


“A calling is you feel, you look out and see the need maybe it’s the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it’s the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was felt called.” 

Billy Graham


“No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually.”

 ~ Billy Graham


“Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I am well aware that there are prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union, including some who have said they have chosen to resist the law because of religious reasons.” 

Billy Graham


“I am just one of many thousands called to be an evangelist.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible says today is the accepted time, today is the day of salvation.But there will come a time when it will be too late for you.”
 

 ~ Billy Graham


“Man is not born to atheism. He is born to believe.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible is full of warnings about false prophets and false messiahs. These satanically inspired people have appeared in almost every generation of history.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I want to tell people about the meaning of the cross.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I think where political issues invade moral situations, spiritual leaders have to speak out.” 

~ Billy Graham


“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?” 

~ Billy Graham


“When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Whenever I counsel someone who feels called to be an evangelist, I always urge them to guard their time and not feel like they have to do everything.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible says that as Christians we don’t grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven – but we still grieve.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.”

 ~ Billy Graham


“I know that soon my life will be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven.” 

~ Billy Graham


“There’s a great deal to say in the Bible about the signs we’re to watch for, and when these signs all converge at one place we can be sure that we’re close to the end of the age.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I think we’ve taken the meaning of Christmas out. People don’t stop and think about Jesus or the birth of Jesus. When they think of Christmas, they think of Santa Claus and for the children they think of giving gifts and out giving the next person or spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.” 

~ Billy Graham


“For those of you who do not know Him, choosing your eternal home is the most important decision you will ever make.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I am amazed at the wonders of technology and am grateful for the ways in which we are able to use it to share the Gospel around the world.” 

~ Billy Graham


“If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” 

Billy Graham


“Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Evangelicals can’t be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle, to preach to all the people, right and left.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Don’t be misled by those who claim God doesn’t exist, because He does.” 

~ Billy Graham


“If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I can’t prove it scientifically, that there’s a God, but I believe.” 

~ Billy Graham


“A lot of Jews are great friends of mine.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.” 

~ Billy Graham


“There are two great forces, God’s force of good and the devil’s force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don’t understand.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I used to read five psalms every day that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Freedom is relative.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in church are chasing after the world not to win them, but to be like them.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I have never talked publicly or privately about the Jewish people, including conversations with President Nixon, except in the most positive terms.” 
 

Billy Graham


“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” 

~ Billy Graham


“We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Only those who want everything done for them are bored.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?” 

~ Billy Graham


“Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn’t, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.” 

~ Billy Graham


“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.” 

~ Billy Graham


“There have been times that I’ve wept as I’ve gone from city to city and I’ve seen how far people have wandered from God.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ and His will first in everything you do.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don’t complain.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” 

~ Billy Graham


“We go on in our pleasures thinking they’re going to last forever.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Many churches today have special programs for people who are grieving, and these can be very helpful.” 

~ Billy Graham


“When anyone has the power to destroy the whole human race in a matter of hours, it becomes a moral issue. The church must speak out.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth?” 

~ Billy Graham


“There is no scriptural basis for segregation.” 

~ Billy Graham


“When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.” 

~ Billy Graham


“A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I’m grateful for the evangelical resurgence we’ve seen across the world in the last half-century or so. It truly has been God’s doing.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I just want to lobby for God.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I don’t have to see a murder in order to condemn murder.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The older I get, the more important the eternal becomes to me personally.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”

 ~ Billy Graham


“Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone except God.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Christians are not limited to any church.” 

~ Billy Graham



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Faith, Jesus, Christianity And Spirituality Quotes – Martin Luther King Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. was President of the Southern Christian Leadership conference, a Powerful champion for the Civil Rights Movement and Co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church, Atlanta, Georgia with his Father, Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. before becoming Pastor of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. He led the Iconic, Walk for Freedom, in Montgomery, which resulted in bus desegregation. In 1963, he was Time magazine’s Man of the Year and received the Prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.


Dr. Martin Luther King was also deeply Spiritual and a staunch Christian who believed in the teaching of Jesus Christ. In the proceeding lines, I share some of his quotes on Faith, Christianity, Jesus and Spirituality.


Jesus is not an impractical idealist; he is the practical realist - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ ”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the Gospel. This was my first calling and it still remains my greatest commitment. You know, actually all that I do in civil rights I do because I consider it a part of my ministry. I have no other ambitions in life but to achieve excellence in the Christian ministry. I don’t plan to run for any political office. I don’t plan to do anything but remain a preacher. And what I’m doing in this struggle, along with many others, grows out of my feeling that the preacher must be concerned about the whole man.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Post

“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A lie cannot live.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The confidence that God is mindful of the individual is of tremendous value in dealing with the disease of fear, for it gives us a sense of worth, of belonging, and of at homeness in the universe.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.”
“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you’re nobody. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ?” “I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, ‘brethren!’ Be careful, teachers!” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Jesus is not an impractical idealist; he is the practical realist.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“There is so much frustration in the world because we have relied on gods rather than God. We have worshiped the god of pleasure only to discover that thrills play out and sensations are short-lived.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“Jesus reminds us that the good life combines the toughness of the serpent and the tenderness of the dove. To have serpent-like qualities devoid of dovelike qualities is to be passionless, mean, and selfish. To have dovelike without serpent-like qualities is to be sentimental, anemic and aimless. We must combine strongly marked antitheses.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In that dramatic scene on Calvary’s hill three men were crucified.All three were crucified for the same crime-the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thus fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment. Perhaps the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


When we see social relationships controlled everywhere by the principles which Jesus illustrated in life trust, love, mercy, and altruism then we shall know that the kingdom of God is here.” 

Martin Luther King Jr


“I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the eighth century prophets left their little villages and carried their “thus saith the Lord” far beyond the boundaries of their home towns; and just as the Apostle Paul left his little village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to practically every hamlet and city of the Graeco-Roman world, I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


In this world is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“I’ll tell you, I’ve seen the lightning flash. I’ve heard the thunder roll. I felt sin-breakers dashing, trying to conquer my soul. But I heard the voice of Jesus saying still to fight on.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We need to recapture the gospel glow of the early Christians who were nonconformists in the truest sense of the word. Their powerful gospel put an end to such barbaric evils as infanticide and bloody gladiatorial contests. Finally, they captured the Roman Empire for Jesus Christ.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists. Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Christianity affirms that at the heart of reality is a Heart, a loving Father who works through history for the salvation of His children. Man cannot save himself, for man is not the measure of all things and humanity is not God. Bound by the chains of his own sin and finiteness, man needs a Savior.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In this world is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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“When we would yield to the temptation of a world rife with sexual promiscuity and gone wild with a philosophy of self-expression, Jesus tells us that ‘whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“When I took up the cross I recognized its meaning. The cross is something that you bear, and ultimately, that you die on.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Like the early Christians, we must move into a sometime hostile world armed with the revolutionary gospel of Jesus Christ. With this powerful gospel we shall boldly challenge the status quo.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In contrast to ethical relativism, Christianity sets forth a system of absolute moral values and affirms that God has placed within the very structure of this universe certain moral principles that are fixed and immutable.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the city jails, they daringly proclaimed the good news of the gospel.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The gospel at its best deals with the whole man, not only his soul but his body, not only his spiritual well-being, but his material well-being as well.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


I’ve looked over, and 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. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart: intelligence and goodness: shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you’re nobody.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The words ‘I will forgive you, but I’ll never forget what you’ve done’ never explain the real nature of forgiveness.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The belief that God will do everything for man is as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself. It, too, is based on a lack of faith. We must learn what to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“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.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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

Martin Luther King Jr.


“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.



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Martin Luther King Jr. who was born on January 15 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia and assassinated at 39 years on April 4th 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, lived a remarkable life. At 15 years, he joined Morehouse college. At 26, he had obtained his PHD and Doctorate in Systematic Theology from Boston University. By 34 he had already carried out many social activist campaigns and given his famous and land mark speech, “I have a Dream.”


When he was 35 years old, he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. As the World remembers and Celebrate’s his life, his work and his birthday, I collected some of his most Iconic quotes on Courage, Strength and Fortitude.


“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“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.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“When you are right, you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“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.


“Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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

Martin Luther King Jr.


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

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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