Martin Luther King Jr. has been one of the most inspiring and influential leaders that the world has ever produced. A leader in the civil rights movement in America, he was a pioneering historical Black figure who was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment.
To honour the vast achievements of this great leader, the third Monday of January is observed as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States of America.
In 2021, Martin Luther King Jr. day is being observed on 18th January. On this day, here are a few motivating quotes by this iconic leader.
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 accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. He who loves is a participant in the being of God.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love…violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.
I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The time is always right to do what is right.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.
Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.