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Martin Luther King Jr. Inspirational Quotes: 9 Uplifting Sayings From the Christian Pastor

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent figure in American history for his outstanding role in the civil rights movement, but even as he battled racism, he maintained a positive, love-filled outlook.

Known widely as a proponent of change without violence, King combined his fight for civil rights with his Christian background and the power of high-impact sermons to create change.

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Here are nine sayings from King that are uplifting:

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Goodreads

“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.’” – The King Center 

"We refuse to believe there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation." – From King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech

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“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” – Words about his personal suffering, quoted by Stanford University 

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Forbes

“It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it.” 

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Quoted by International Business Times

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“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.” – Quoted by IBT

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