Words to Live By: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honour in the United States of America, Dr. Martin Luther King changed the course of history not only in that country but also all over the world. His “I Have a Dream” speech, Nobel Peace Prize lecture and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” are amongst the well-quoted and most revered orations and writings over the years.

Today, as the world reflects on his life and death, we are reminded of the many accomplishments of Martin Luther King, the many words he left for us to live by and the vision that’s in the very core of his legacy: a dream of a non-violent and equal word.

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Here’s Top 5 of our Favourite Quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, wiser words couldn’t have been spoken then, now and in the future.

“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.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

What’s your favourite inspirational quotes from Martin Luther King?

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