“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
As Martin Luther King said, “The time is always right to do what is right .” You could start right now by doing a small part to treat people with dignity, courtesy and respect.
“ 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.” — Martin Luther King , Jr. 8.
Martin Luther King’s 1963 speech. ” Let Freedom Ring !” One of the great American patriotic songs is in danger of being lost in the dust of the past.
According to biographer Taylor Branch, King’s last words were to musician Ben Branch, who was scheduled to perform that night at a planned event. King said, “Ben, make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ in the meeting tonight.
21 of the World’s Most Powerful Quotes Updated For Today “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi. “Everybody is a genius. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” — Michel De Montaigne.
“ Leadership never ascends from the pew to the pulpit, but invariably descends from the pulpit to the pew.” “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing , the next best thing is the wrong thing , and the worst thing you can do is nothing. With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing , so you will have no guilt.
Luther was one of those figures who touched off something much larger than himself; namely, the Reformation—the sundering of the Church and a fundamental revision of its theology. The Reformation, in turn, reshaped Europe. As German-speaking lands asserted their independence from Rome, other forces were unleashed.
As the leader of the nonviolent Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr . traversed the country in his quest for freedom. His involvement in the movement began during the bus boycotts of 1955 and was ended by an assassin’s bullet in 1968.
This speech was important in several ways: It brought even greater attention to the Civil Rights Movement, which had been going on for many years. After this speech , the name Martin Luther King was known to many more people than before. It made Congress move faster in passing the Civil Rights Act.
With this faith we will be able to work together, pray together; to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom forever, )mowing that we will be free one day. And I say to you today my friends, let freedom ring .
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 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 their character.
A short time later, he delivered his draft to King . As was customary in their relationship of speechwriter and speech -giver, King took the draft to tweak it and make his own .