Martin Luther King Jr (Jan 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
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. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. 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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 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.
The time is always right to do what is right. I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
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