January 20, 2014

MLK Day {be quotable}

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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!


  1. Happy MLK day, a great selection of quotes!

    xx Kelly
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  2. I love this mans quotes, so inspiring... Happy Martin Luther King day :)

  3. Hello from Spain: I join your tribute. Great man. Very inspiring. Keep in touch

  4. I love these quotes and MLK! Such an inspiring man!

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  5. I only hope that we as a society can someday realize his dream in totality. I still believe we can get there someday.

  6. Beautiful post! I love the quotes you picked and that image is amazing!


  7. THANK YOU! "His words carry weight, emotion, passion, and true meaning because he also lived them."

    People often times quote him on MLK day on Twitter or Facebook, just because it's the "cool" thing to do on this particular day -and not really taking WHAT he said to heart, or even act in a way that the quote is at all relatable to them and their "Real" beliefs.

    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr <--- my personal fav.

  8. Amazing words and human person!


  9. What an inspiring post, a great tribute to a wonderful man.


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