Some inspiration for the Holiday today (for those of you off). Martin Luther King Jr quotes and much more below (see last year’s special here).
Martin Luther King Jr quotes
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
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.
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.