On Martin Luther King Day, Americans and people around the world celebrate and remember a man who helped to change the course of American history and society.
It is worth remembering also what he taught us in the way he spoke as an activist, as a leader, and as a man.
Here I have listed a series of quotes by the great man himself, Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.”
“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.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Also, here is a link to perhaps his most famous speech of all, “I have a Dream…”