The Great 15

In remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on January 15, I have compiled 15 of my favorite quotes from the great civil rights leader. Here goes…
< “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “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.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “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.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “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.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< ”The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn’t get written because someone knocked on the door.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
< “A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

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