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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rather than try to analyze Dr. King’s words, I have decided to let his words speak for themselves. I have selected some quotes that really resonate with me.

All quotes below are in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals”.

“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”.

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence”.

“A right delayed is a right denied”.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness”.

“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem”.

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan”.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love”.

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom”.

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

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it”.

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood”.

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word”.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

“It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it”.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal”.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”.

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood”.

“The time is always right to do what is right”.

“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”.

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”.


All quotes above are in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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1 YayaNo Gravatar { 01.19.10 at 7:35 am }

Excellent quotes from an awesome man!
.-= Yaya´s last blog ..Orange You Glad It’s Saturday?! =-.

2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 01.19.10 at 9:41 am }


Yes, an awesome man to be sure…


3 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 01.21.10 at 12:51 pm }

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”

I’m living that one today, baby!!

.-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..She At Three In Hat =-.

4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 01.23.10 at 2:05 am }


Yes, ma’am! If anyone is living that, you are. You do for others all the time. You inspire others to do the same. Heck, you’ve turned it into an art form!

You truly live it every day. I admire you for it too! We need more Jannie attitudes in the world!! 😉


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