10 Best Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

Be uplifted and inspired by one of the greatest leaders of our time.

Nancy J. Evans Hall January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Minister. Humanitarian. Civil Rights Activist. His life was cut short by an assassin when he was only 39 years old, but his legacy lives on and on. On this day created to honor his memory, take a few moments to be inspired by some of his most powerful and profound words.

1. Faith

"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase."

The Measure of a Man
2. The Measure of a Man

"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. Injustice

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

4. Calling

"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweet streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweet streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well."

Never Hate
5. Never Hate

"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."

Keep Moving Forward
6. Keep Moving Forward

"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't fun, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

The Time is Right
7. The Time is Right

"The time is always right to do what is right."

The Goal of Education
9. The Goal of Education

"Intelligence plus character - that is the true goal of education."

Stick with Love
10. Stick with Love

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

Only in Darkness
11. Only in Darkness

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars."

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Nancy J. Evans Hall

Nancy Hall is married to the love of her life and has a wonderful teenage daughter. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A.T. in Humane Education. She had the privilege of studying at Oxford Univerisity in England for a while and eventually moved overseas for nearly 4 years. She enjoys traveling, writing, yoga and Pilates, rock music and festivals, and all things animal-related -- she has several rescued pets. She currently works as an academic advisor at a state college.

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