Today, we celebrate the birth and the life of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. His historic quotes and speeches, including his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, remain just as relevant and inspiring today as they were when he lived.
Today, on the celebration of his birthday, we share with you some of our favorite and most inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. quotes, in no particular order. Feel free to share your favorite quotes with us in the comments section below.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
“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.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
“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.”
“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.”
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).