Get an Inspirational Martin Luther King Jr Quote Wallpaper from Apple

Jan 18, 2016 - 6 Comments

Apple tribute to MLK Jr

In celebration of MLK Jr Day, Apple has honored Dr. Martin Luther King Junior with a prominent tributary homepage takeover. The tribute is complete with a picture of Dr King, featuring one of his most famous and powerfully inspirational quotes overlaid the image; “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Truly one of the greatest quotes (and greatest questions), so why not give yourself some inspiration to do good for others by making that moving quote as your wallpaper?

You can do this yourself by going to and taking a screenshot of the homepage, cropping it down to fit, and setting that as your wallpaper, or simply use the image provided below obtained through the same method just outlined, which is offered at 2828 × 1568 resolution.

Clicking the image below will open the full size version in a new window:

MLK Jr famous quote wallpaper from

The picture makes for a great wallpaper on the Mac, iPad, Windows PC, and iPhone and Android too, though smartphones may crop out some of the quote depending on the display size – if you encounter that you can always use this trick to stop the wallpaper zooming in iOS, or use the Inspect Element tool on to shrink down the font-size CSS element for the “quote” class to accommodate the thinner displays.

Here’s what the wallpaper looks like on a Mac:

MLK Jr wallpaper quote on a Mac

This isn’t the first time Apple has highlighted Dr King, the civil rights leader also made an appearance in the Think Different television commercial ad campaign, which is narrated with the text of The Crazy Ones said to be written by Steve Jobs himself.

The original Think Different commercial is embedded below, Dr Martin Luther King Jr appears around the 10 second mark.

Enjoy the wallpaper, or just enjoy the inspiration.

Looking for some other wallpapers? has many other great pictures to use as wallpapers, and we’ve featured many more picks here to browse through.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize


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  1. Rafagon says:

    I don’t care for the quote.

    • Me me me says:

      What do you prefer? “Rafagon’s most important question is, what am I doing for myself?”

      I wonder if you’re a millennial, or a baby boomer?

    • C. Lewis says:

      How do you not like a quote about helping other people? Are you a sociopath or merely self centered and selfish? I bet I could guess your political leanings. Me me me me me me me!

      • Rafagon says:

        Altruism is great and I regularly engage in it. But the quote rather sucks—the wording is half-arsed, and it totally lacks eloquence.

  2. Grrrreat says:

    Great quote, great guy, and great wallpaper.

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