In rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All across the nation today, parades and celebrations are being held in honor of the great activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and I thought not only was it appropriate, but necessary to write a few words in remembrance of his legacy. Although today is a national holiday, we should remember what he stood for, which was not only  a belief that he lived for, but died for.

He died while fighting for the equality of all people. And although we have made progress, we still have a ways to go before his dream can be fully realized. But I won’t go off on one of my tangents about what’s wrong with the black community today, because it’s not about me today, it’s about him. And with that in mind, I have complied a list of his quotes, and all I can say is WOW. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

  1. When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
  2. Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
  3. I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
  4. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
  5. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
  6. Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
  7. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
  8. Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
  9. Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
  10. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

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