Martin Luther king Jr. is a household name when we talk about civil rights advocacy. He was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.  His life and death is a projection of his hatred for injustice and segregation. His impart would forever be on the tablet of history untainted. These are some of his words that would inspire you to make the best of your life and to always be a shining light to others.

 

  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”
  • “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
  • “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
  • “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.”
  • “We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”
  • “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
  • “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
  • “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
  • “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  • “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
  • “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
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