Martin Luther King Jr. lived an extraordinary life. At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his “I Have a Dream” speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues today. We honor Martin Luther King as he would have turned 87 years old.
MLK left us at a young age, never-the-less with many inspirational ideals. Here are a just a handful of his deep and insightful thoughts…
-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 controversy.
-Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
-Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
-Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
-Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
-I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
-We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
-Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
-Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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