The timely release of the film Selma gave us a glimpse into the heart and peace-of-mind Dr. Martin Luther King had while leading the civil rights movement. His strategies and tactics of non-violence in situations of hatred were enough to inspire us all to fight through all adversity to achieve what matters to us the most. On the day that as a nation we remember the legacy of the leader of the civil rights movement, lets take a look at some of Martin Luther King’s inspirational quotes while fighting for equality for all.
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can’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.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
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.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.
Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.