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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most quoted people in history. But I think a lot of people forget that his words aren't famous just because he said them. His words carry weight, emotion, passion, and true meaning because he also lived them.
If you want to be inspirational, motivational, a role model to others, and a leader in your field. You should aim to be quotable. You should want others to remember your words not only because they came from your mouth, but also because you live by your words and practice what you preach.
I'm always inspired when I listen to old speeches by Dr. King, read old speeches or letters, and when I learn more about the work he did in Atlanta, the South, and for the entire world.
Some of my favorite quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!