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