Although Martin Luther King Jr. died long before many of us were born, his life’s work is still relevant. Through these Martin Luther King quotes, it’s easy to see why there is a federal holiday named after the passionate civil rights leader.
Some of my faves:
– “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
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.
– “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
– “Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.”
– “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this video of the Martin Luther King Jr I Have A Dream Speech from August 28, 1963: