Words Of Wisdom From Martin Luther King Jr

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Perhaps the best way to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to select one of his memorable quotes and then “live” it in your daily life. For example you can live by his credo of perseverance: “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.

Or, recall his words about the power of love: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Here are 17 more inspirational quotes from the slain civil rights leader:

  1. “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
  2. “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”
  3. “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
  4. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
  5. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’”
  6. “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  9. “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
  10. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
  11. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
  12. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
  13. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
  14. “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.”
  15. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
  16. “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.”
  17. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

Quotes sourced from Brainy Quote.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.

1 Comment

  1. Dave Meeuwsen

    Thank you

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