“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.”Martin Luther King Jr.
There are many astonishing words to describe Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK): Courageous, Fairness, Equality, Dignity, Peace, and Unity.
He is one of the most respected nonviolent leaders in world history. He led and contributed to the American civil rights movement (from December 1955 until April 1968) to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the USA.
Inspired by his Christian faith and harmonious teaching of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. resorted to using peaceful, nonviolent resistance – such as protesting and grassroots organizing – to accomplish what is known as ‘mission impossible’ then.#martinlutherkingjr "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." ~ #MLK Click To Tweet
He used the power of words to inspire people to live harmoniously with one another regardless of sex, race, religion, color or creed.
His fidelity to liberal ideals remained consistent throughout his life. He believed that Men and Women everywhere are equal members of the human family. One is not above the other and vice versa.
Best known for his revered oration, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech has touched many hearts and inspired change in a distorted society.
He boldly declared his dream to the world and fervently believed in it.
Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to witness the full realization of his dream. But because of his courage and relentless pursuit, we, as the next generation, are fortunate enough to live in his dream – a society free of discrimination.
Today, Martin Luther King Jr.’s accomplishments are being taught and studied worldwide. He is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated to his honor.
To find out more about MLK and his key accomplishments, check out these sites:
- About Dr. King – The King Center
- Martin Luther King Jr. Biographical – Nobel Price
- Martin Luther King, Jr. – History.com
25 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes (MLK) About Living a Courageous Life
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”MLK
“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” ~ #mlk Click To Tweet #martinlutherkingjr "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." ~ MLK Click To Tweet #martinlutherkingjr "Let no man pull you so low as to hate him." ~ #MLK Click To Tweet
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”MLK
12 Wise Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.
“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”MLK
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes About Peace & Harmony#martinlutherkingjr "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." ~ #mlk Click To Tweet
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”MLK
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60 years after the passing of MLK, I wonder what speech would Dr. King give us in 2020.
Take a minute to think about what had happened in the last 60 years. Civil wars, wars over monetary gains, terrorism, multiple big organizations scandals, Trump wall, and the latest panic buy amid COVID-19 to name a few.
Has the world learned the lesson from its history? Is history going to repeat itself all over again?
Let’s take a minute to soak in the wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr. The world is in the midst of a crisis today. There are many speculations that this is just the beginning of an enormous storm.
I don’t know what the future hold but one thing I know is that we need to unite together as ONE PEOPLE.
As quoted by MLK:#martinlutherkingjr "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." ~ #MLK Click To Tweet
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