Remembering Martin Luther King and his words.

By US Daily Review Staff.

One of the best ways of celebrating the life of the famous is in the words they gave us. This from Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we remember today (thanks to Goodreads.com):

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.I Have A Dream
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“the time is always right to do the right thing”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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