17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

The United States is observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today. Dr. King is best known for his work to in the Civil Rights Movement and his assassination in 1968. When asked for a King quote, most Americans will respond with the most famous line from his "I Have a Dream" speech about his children living "...in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." But Dr. King had a lot to say, about poverty, religion, education, and war as well as civil rights. Take some time to read a selection of Dr. King's concise sentences that convey big ideas, along with photographs that illustrate his career from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize to being arrested, at Buzzfeed. Link

(Image source: The Library of Congress)


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"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." Indeed, he spoke the truth.
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