I Have A Dream…

Standing among few are those men and women who have made a difference to me, not only by their words but by their actions, was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In his honor, reflect with me on these quotes… feel free to share thoughts… thank you!

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

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

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

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

“I dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity.”

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

“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

“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.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

“Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“Perhaps the worst sin in life is knowing right and not doing it.” 

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

“Be the peace you wish to see in the world!”

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

“Whatever my doubts, however heavy the burden, I feel that I must accept the task of helping to make this nation and this world a better place to live in.”

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

“A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make.”

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” 

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all.”

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

“Make a career of humanity… It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can. It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring from love and selflessly helping your fellow man… You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” 

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for so many words, so many actions… for changing lives, for keeping dreams alive…

 

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