Noteworthy words from Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I am old enough to remember when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. I am not quite old enough to remember his famous “I have a Dream” speech, although like you, I have seen and heard it many, many times. The passion and fervor of that speech still gives me chills. To me, Dr. King was a man of change and a man of peace.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe his legacy is still at work, but we still have a long way to go. There are many battles left to be fought and won. One day at a time definitely, but I hope in my lifetime, we will be able to put down the war of words and hate, to raise our arms and voices…to celebrate.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

As I have been reading about him today, I am struck by the many words he left – still applicable today…words we can all live by.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

These quotes are just a few that resonated with me today. Do you have favorite quotes or words from Dr. King that resonate with you?


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