The world today marks the 48th death day of Martin Luther King Jr. He was one of the world’s most noted civil right activist and revolutionary. On the 4th of April, 1968, he was brutally assassinated at a Memphis hotel, Tennessee. He believed in defending the human right of every individual, white or colored.
A revolutionary he was but never did he resort or see the need to be violent about it. Instead he was persistent in what is called the civil disobedience as popularized by Mahatma Gandhi. Thanks to his efforts, the black community was legally enfranchised to be part of the voting process; he led the movement that resulted to the Montgomery bus boycott victory.
Martin Luther King practically influenced a change in the age-old black segregation. His vision today was made visible the minute Obama became the President of the United States.
Below are the inspirational Martin Luther King quotes, the legend, humanitarian and hero of all times:
1. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
2. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
3. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope
4. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
5. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
6. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
7. An Individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity. Every person must decide at some point, whether they will walk in light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
8. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
9. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
10. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
11. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
12. 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.
13. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.
14. The time is always right to do what is right.
15. To be a Christian without Prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
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