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Martin Luther King Jr.

Quote of Martin Luther King Jr. - The ultimate measure of a man...

Biography - Martin Luther King Jr.:

American Baptist minister.
Born: 1929 - Died: 1968
20th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

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.



(French, German)

La véritable grandeur d'un homme ne se mesure pas à des moments où il est à son aise, mais lorsqu'il traverse une période de controverse et de défis.

Die wahre Größe eines Menschen zeigt sich nicht in den Momenten der Bequemlichkeit, sondern in Zeiten der Herausforderung und Kontroversen.

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A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.

The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.

A true friend is discerned during an uncertain matter.

Quotes for: Man


Quotes about man, all human beings:

Man is the future of man.

No man is weak by choice.

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

Any man can make mistakes.


Quotes for: greatness

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.

The greatest people are those who can give hope to others.


Martin Luther King Jr. also said...

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

The time is always right to do what is right.

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.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?”

Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

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