Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the few people who was born into this world and became a rare and precious gift to humanity. He spoke the truth, guided with wisdom and changed the course of history. Although his time on earth was but a brief moment, his inspiring teachings are just as important today as they were when he first spoke them; and will be just as important for generations to come.
In this age of unrest and uncertainty, let us find comfort, understanding and hope from his teachings. Martin Luther King Jr. advocated love and kindness as the foundations for real change. Violence and anger only create more violence and anger; but love, in its purest form can create real change and understanding.
As we take this day to humbly reflect on his wisdom and to honor his legacy, may his profound words seep into your soul and ignite the love, kindness, understanding and tolerance Martin Luther King Jr. wanted us all to learn.
10 Inspirational Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.
1| “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
2| “The time is always right to do what is right.”
3| “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
4| “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
5| “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.”
6| “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
7| “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.”
8| “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
9| “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
10| “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”