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10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Inspire You

January 18th, 2019 |


On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his inspirational speech “I Have a Dream” and forever changed the future of our nation. King played an instrumental role in the American civil rights movement and fought for human rights through peaceful protests and marches until his assassination in 1968. His vision of peace and equality is still revered almost fifty years later.

As we honor his legacy next week on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us remember ten of his inspirational words and quotes…

1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

2. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

3. “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.”

4. “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.”

5. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

6. “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”

7. “We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”

8. “Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”

9. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

10. “So even though we face difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

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