15 Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Inspire You

In honor of MLK Day, we wanted to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by reflecting on some of his most profound and challenging statements.

Here are a few of Dr. King's pearls of wisdom to help remind us on this day to be of service, embrace a greater vision for this nation, and to be diligent in continuing the fight the ills of humanity.

"The time is always right to do what is right."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase."

"Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude."

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?''

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

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.”

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

“Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”

“A lie cannot live.”

“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.”

Yolanda Keels-WalkerComment