quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Kings speech quote A King only bows down to his Queen.
A King only bows down to his Queen.

In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.

The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

Kings speech quote Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerfu
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

Look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin.

It may be true that the law cannot change the heart but it can restrain the heartless.


Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.

Kings speech quote At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.

When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city...

Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality.

We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.

Kings speech quote It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

The time is always right to do right


Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation.

We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.

Kings speech quote I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say i
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.

I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

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

Kings speech quote Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercises your freedom of t
Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercises your freedom of thought.

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.

One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves.

We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.

People can do bad things with free speech as well as good.

You have to defend the Ku Klux Klan as well as Martin Luther King. It's like that. If you're going to defend the principle, then you have to defend people who use the principle badly.

Kings speech quote I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.
I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.

I think we do have our true, original stories that work.

I can tell you that 'The King's Speech,' which we did, became a worldwide smash because people loved the personal story.


Dr. King gave the "I have a dream" speech, not the "I have a plan" speech.

Kings speech quote Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.

To me, Romney is 'Our Idiot Brother', and Obama is 'The King's Speech'.

You can spend all the money in the world. If you've got a bad product, it doesn't matter.

America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.'

Kings speech quote Any home can be castle when the king and queen are in love
Any home can be castle when the king and queen are in love
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But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.

We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.


Human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability;

it comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co-workers with God and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation.

There are often multiple sources for some famous statements by King;

as a professional speaker and minister he used some significant phrases with only slight variation many times in his essays, books, and his speeches to different audiences.

Kings speech quote Every man needs woman when his life is mess, because like in game of chess; quee
Every man needs woman when his life is mess, because like in game of chess; queen protects king.

I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending.

In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.

Well, I'm half Australian, half English and I live in London.

That is the only reason I came upon this story. My Australian mother, Meredith Hooper, was invited in late 2007 by some Australian friends to make up a token Australian audience in a tiny fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called 'The King's Speech.'

Kings speech quote Do not hurt anyone with your speech, for the divine dwells in every heart.
Do not hurt anyone with your speech, for the divine dwells in every heart.

The next day the two sisters went to the ball, and so did Cinderella, but dressed more magnificently than before. The King's son was always by her side, and his pretty speeches to her never ceased.

[Pope Francis] continued to focus on migrants.

He visited the Greek island of Lesbos, which was the front line of the European migrant crisis. And a month later, he accepted a prestigious European Union prize, but he scolded Europe for its treatment of migrants. And in a speech echoing Martin Luther King, he said I have a dream of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime. So, yeah, he showed he can be quite outspoken on political issues.

It was so crucial to the Civil Rights Movement that on June 23, 1963, Martin Luther King came to town, walked down Woodward Avenue with more than 100,000 people and delivered the first major public iteration of his "I Have A Dream" speech, two months before he did it in Washington.

How, then, has Obama been saddled with an image of being long on inspiration and short on details? The answer is that journalists are not accustomed to covering a candidate who moves crowds the way Obama does, who uses speech cadences and rhythm like Martin Luther King Jr. without making his talk explicitly about race. Sen. Clinton already owned the policy-wonk slot, so by default, Obama was cast as the poetic one.

It is easy to criticize and find fault with the conduct of kings, and write furious articles against them in newspapers, or make violent speeches about them on platforms. Any fool can rip and rend a costly garment, but not every man can cut out and make one. To expect perfection in kings, prime ministers, or rulers of any king, is senseless and unreasonable. We would exhibit more wisdom if we prayed for them more, and criticized less.

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