Monday, January 21, 2013

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. - Strong Words to Learn By

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy."

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"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."

What a great man whose words we can all learn by and teach our children...


  1. I couldn't agree more! His words transcend a movement or one group of people. Thanks for posting!

  2. So true. Silence of the "good people" is the biggest crime of all.

  3. I get really emotional every time I hear his words. So powerful.

  4. Thankyou so much for reminding us of this great man and his true words! Iris

  5. Wow. Those quotes gave me goose bumps when I read them. We don't celebrate MLK day in Canada, but will definitely be reading this to the kids tonight. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks for this reminder. He is a great man to honor who stood against racism and became the voice of justice. His legacy is enduring and forever will be.

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  7. Great reminder of a wonderful man and his ability to make us think and to inspire us to continue to make change for the better whether in our own life or communities.


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