Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is a legacy worth celebrating for all of us.
Dr. King during his life was a beacon of hope and his legacy is inspiration; millions of people worldwide have been blessed even half a century after his tragic death, his thoughtful wisdom, and courage in the face of physical danger for the sake of peace, justice and equality in this country will continue to be celebrated!
On August 28, 1963, in Washington D.C he made his speech on, “I have a dream”. On that day, 250,000 people marched coming by planes, bus, train, and on foot, and from every walk of life. It was the biggest peaceful demonstration for civil rights in history.
Personally, even now as I have been appointed by the Governor as a member of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, I believe that we have a responsibility to protect the rights of all people, regardless of their social position or racial background.
Here are ten quotes that are memorable quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.
1. Everybody can be great…. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
2. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
3. The time is always right to do what is right.
4. 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.
5. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
6. Our lives begins to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
7. We must learn to live together as brothers, or we will perish together as fools.
8. Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
9. We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.
10. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
What are other Martin Luther King Jr quotes you would add to the list?