MLK DAY: Dr. King's Greatest Quotes

Today (Monday), the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Junior Day. This year’s celebration is extra special because it is the 50th anniversary since Dr. King’s death and it actually falls on his birthday as well. In remembrance, we’re looking back at some of the civil rights pioneer’s greatest quotes. 

  • "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
  • "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."
  • "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last."
  • "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
  • "The time is always right to do what is right."
  • "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
  • "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."
  • "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
  • "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES:  (FILES) US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, DC, during the

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