Martin Luther King Junior Is among the most respected and adored African American leaders. He is famous for his speech “I have a dream”. He was a social activist, a Baptist minister and successfully led the American civil rights movements, in the mid-1950s, which advocated for ending of the in just legal segregation of American citizens with Africa ancestry.
Martin Luther King Jn. Was born on January 15, 1929, at noon. His father was Martin Luther King senior, who was a Baptist church reverend. His parent lived in Atlanta Georgia. King through his activism created the Voting Right Act, Civil Right Act and successfully lobbied for racial just and equity.
In 1948, he earned himself a degree in Sociology from the Morehouse College. He later was enrolled at Yale and Edinburgh schools, to pursue his doctoral studies, graduating in 1955 when he was 25 years old. Luther later married Coretta Scott and had 4 children.
In 1964, courtesy of his non-violent activism roles, he was awarded a Nobel Peace prize. He was also a recipient of other dozen honors and awards. Even after being assassinated in April 1968, King’s legacy lives and continues to inspire people from all over the world. His history, role and contribution continue to be taught in schools in the entire world.
Here are the 15 best quotes of all time by Martin Luther King, Jr. :
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
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 have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.