9 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Simply Need to Know

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated before he was 40 years old, but there are few people in this world who needed so little time to create such profound change. With his rich and developed cadence, his Southern diction, and his remarkable strength of character, MLK delivered content that was unrivaled in the arena of struggle and oppression. His words lifted an entire generation and begged them to rise above the mire of racism so prevalent in the United States both before and during the 1950s and 60s. On this MLK Day, our dream is that those words will live on forever and continue to inspire generations to come. Below you’ll find just a few examples of MLK’s oratory genius at its absolute best. 

1. The Speech. There’s simply too much here to pull just one line. It’s perhaps one of the single most important speeches in American history. If you haven’t read it, you should probably remedy that immediately.

2. “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.”

3. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

4. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

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

6. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

7. “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

8. “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

9. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Now that’s how you #LYNL (Live Your Notable Life)

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