The United States is set to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Decades after his death, King’s words continue to ring true for many people across the country and the world.
It has been 49 years since the African-American civil rights leader was shot dead with a single bullet by James Earl Ray – but his legacy very much still lives on.
Martin Luther King Day is a public holiday in the United States, that was written into law by Ronald Reagan on November 2, 1983.
A date in the middle of January was chosen, to mark the birth of the African-American civil rights activist on January 15, 1929. The baptist minister was assassinated in 1968 on April 4 by James Earl Ray.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day this on 16th January 2017 with eleven of his most poignant quotes—some you may have heard already and some you probably haven’t—but all of them worth repeating and contemplating on this holiday of remembrance, service, and equality.
Top 11 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes of Martin Luther King
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
“Mankind must put and end to war or war will put an end to mankind.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
“What is wrong in the world today is that the nations of the world are engaged in a bitter, colossal contest for supremacy.”
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”
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