Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflective quotes

“Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” 

—“The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947

“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!”  

—“The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”  

Stride Toward Freedom, 1958

“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.” 

—“A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart” sermon, August 30, 1959

“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.” 

Strength to Love, 1963

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