"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
"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."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."
UNITY and EQUALITY
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo 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."
Read MLK's Letters from a Birmingham Jail
On #MLKDay we need to know and understand all he said about equality. We shouldn’t reduce him just to quotes that make us feel comfortable but read the words that will make us uncomfortable and cause us to act to create the Dream he had. Read his Letters from a Birmingham Jail!
*Martin Luther King, Jr. photo by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. Source: Library of Congress.
Photo believed to be public domain.