Every year, third Monday of January is celebrated as the birthday of Martin Luther King and is termed as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year MLK day falls on January 18th and is celebrated by people in USA. However Martin was born on January 15 but is celebrated the day was marked as Third Monday of every year. In the civil rights movement, he was the one who stood for nonviolent act and successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
Martin’s struggle for racial justice made us learn many things from him. His words still teach us the way to lead life.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
“We will remember not the words of our enemies , but the silence of our friends”
~ martin Luther king jr
“Justice is indivisible; injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – MartinLutherKing.
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” – Martin Luther King.
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King.
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” – Martin Luther King.
I’m not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right, that is clean burning and affordable.
We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of the people our enemies have killed.
“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.” – Martin Luther King
“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.”- Martin Luther King
“The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.” – Martin Luther King
“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.”
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”- Martin Luther King
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”- Martin Luther King
“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.” – Martin Luther King
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”- Martin Luther King
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”- Martin Luther King
A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. – Martin Luther King Jr
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.- Martin Luther King Jr
Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. – Martin Luther King
A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make.- Martin Luther King
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