25th March 1965: Dr Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) at the Alabama civil rights march which he led. (Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images)

There is something so powerful about the words and messages that the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left us.  They continue to inspire and empower us each and every day.  

Today, we take a moment to remember some of his quotes that move us to action and live in the light of compassion.

1. 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.”

2. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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

4. “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

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

31st May 1967: American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) at the ‘Peace On Earth’ convocation in Geneva. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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

7.Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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

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

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


There you have it. These quotes are universal and timeless. Feel free to share some of the wisdom of Martin Luther King Junior.


Written by Michael Bethea // Staff Writer