Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
Among his works in the American non-violent civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr is famous for his “I have a dream…” speech
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
In 1968,he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Every year, around his birthday; January 15, the third Monday of January each year, is reserved as the Martin Luther King day, which is celebrated worldwide in honor of his works. This year, the Martin Luther King day was reserved for today the 16th of January.
In celebration of this great man and hero, we are sharing 10 of his most famous quotes. Check them out below and be inspired:
1-“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
2-“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.”
3-“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
4-“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
5-“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
6-“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
7-“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
8-“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
9-“The time is always right to do what is right.”
10-“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”