Twelve Favorite MLK Quotations

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

“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.”

“Justice too long delayed is justice denied.”

“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right?  There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.”

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right … Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

“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.”

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

“The time is always right to do the right thing”

“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.”

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

Comment below on which quotation you like the most, how one of them has applied to a challenge that you have faced, or feel free to add a quotation that I have overlooked.

 

 

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