Thursday, January 23, 2014

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.,_Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born Jan. 15, 1929. He died 39 years later, on April 4, 1968, victim of an assassin's bullet.  In his lifetime,  he was a son, father, husband, brother, pastor, humanitarian and world-famous civil rights leader.  He lived his beliefs and in living them, inspired millions.
Now, more than 45 years after his death, his example continues to stir hearts.
Ceremonies, speeches and solemn moments celebrate the life of Martin Luther King’s Jr. Every year on the third Monday in January, we set aside a special day to remember him. I’d like to join in honoring this great American by devoting today's post to MLK quotes that speak so eloquently to us. I hope today's look-back will uplift you, as it did me.

  1. “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.”
  2. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
  3. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
  4. There comes a time when a person must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
  5.  “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
  6. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  9. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”
  10.  “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
  11.  “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  12.  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
  13. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."
            Thank you for joining me in remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.  I appreciate being able to share with you.                                                                      



  1. He was so full of truth. These are great quotes.

  2. I always think its important to go about helping on this day

    1. I agree. Helping, little acts of kindness are always good. Thanks.

  3. #8 is my favorite. A great list of quotes. My TT is up.

  4. Great selection of quotes. I used number 7 in a blog post this past Monday. My T13: Winter walk

  5. He was such a great speaker. His I Have A Dream speak is amazing. Some great quotes.

    1. I agree. He was an amazing man and an awesome speaker.

  6. Great quotes. Thank you for sharing. I especially love #11. Happy Thursday.

  7. Great quotes. Like Stephanie, I like #11 the best. Love is wonderful and we have too little of it in the world. Thank you for sharing.

    1. CountryDew,
      I'm with you. Love is a great thing.