20 Inspirational Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes on MLK Day

Jan 20, 2014 | Articles

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20 Inspirational Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes on MLK Day
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most inspiring leaders in the 20th century. King’s role for the civil rights as well as his powerful speeches and words even till this day have earned the utmost respect.  Below is a collection of 20 inspirational quotes in honor of MLK day.

  1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  2. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  3. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
  4. A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
  5. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
  6. The time is always right to do what is right.
  7. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
  8. The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
  9. In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
  10. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
  11. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
  12. Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
  13. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
  14. 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.
  15. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
  16. Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.
  17. 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.
  18. We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
  19. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
  20. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity