Dr. Martin Luther King: Quotes of Peace and Goodwill

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

 

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.

 

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. 

 

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

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

 

Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

 

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.  Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

 

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”

 

I cam to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you

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I hope these quotes have inspired you today and that they continue to inspire you as you travel your path to your dreams.

 

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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