Today is Martin Luther King Day, an American federal holiday that marks the birthday of an inspirational clergyman, activist, and leader who is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States.
My favorite quotations from Dr. Martin Luther King…
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.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
The time is always right to do what is right.