Today is the official observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, and in honor of this holiday, today's blog will feature a few of my favorite quotes from Dr. King. My hope is that you will find them as profound and inspiring as I do.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. "
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."
This last one is my personal favorite.
"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."