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10 Best Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes [EXCLUSIVE]


Today “The D.L. Hughley Show” celebrates a man who changed this world for the better. Martin Luther King Jr. used his words to better this world and for that we thank him. Join us as we honor this wonderful man with the 10 best Martin Luther King Jr. quotes.

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DL:  All right, Jasmine.  He says so many things, I don’t know how you get to narrow it down to ten.

10.‘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.’

   JS:  That’s a great quote.

9.‘The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and the cruelty by bad people, but the silence over that by the good people.’

   SW:  I heard that before, that’s good too.

8. ‘We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.’

   DL:  I think we’re perishing as fools.  

7.‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’

   DL:  Do you think it would’ve been different if the jury for Trayvon Martin had read that before they deliberated?

6.‘The time is always right to do what is right.’

   DL:  That is a great theoretical statement.  However it is not great to do what’s right when the police are behind you.  I’m just saying.

DL:  Give me the top of the top ten Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes.

5.‘Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.’

   DL:  Yeah.  Or the Congress.  (Laughter)

4.‘Hatred paralyzes life.  Love releases it.  Hatred confuses life.  Love harmonizes it.  Hatred darkens life.  Love illuminates it.’

   SW:  We just did a show on that today.

3.‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’

   DL:  I absolutely agree.

2.‘The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’

   SW:  Yes, Lord.

1.‘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 their skin, but by the content of their character.’

   DL:  Amen.

    SW:  Yes, Lord.