In celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and memory, here are a few of his most famous quotes.
Pick one this week, write it down, think about it, and then decide to take some action with it. That is the best way to honor MLK’s legacy.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
“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.”
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”