Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr Photography


As we are about to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, I thought in light of recent events it would be a good time to sit back and reflect on the words of Mr. King.

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“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

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

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

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

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

“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.”

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

“I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”