It was 50 years ago today that the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. I thought that I would share some of his more famous quotes….
I found these this morning on Brainyquote.com
….. we can learn a lot from these…..
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.
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.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
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.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.