Quotations from Inscription Wall of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Photographs of each of the 14 quotations on the Inscription Wall at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and of his name at the two ends of the wall. Washington, USA. 22nd August 2011
Photographs of each of the 14 quotations on the Inscription Wall at Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial and of his name at the two ends of the wall. They
are not in chronological order.
"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it
bends towards justice."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot
drive out hate, only love can do that."
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final
word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than
"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for
equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation
of your country, and a finer world to live in."
"I oppose the war in Vietnam because I love America. I speak out against
it not in anger but with anxiety and sorrow in my heart, and above all with
a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as a moral example of
"If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical
rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in
an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three
meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and
dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits."
"It is not enough to say "We must not wage war." It is necessary to love
peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative
expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace."
"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
"Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole
in order to preserve the best in their individual societies."
"We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs
"down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream."
"We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with
itself, a society that can live with its conscience."
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of
Washington, DC. USA. 22nd August 2011.