Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
The time is always right to do what is right. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Of course, the “I Have A Dream” speech is Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous. Spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King’s goal was to urge Americans to “make real the promises of democracy” for all people. Yet, here we are, still needing those promises to be made real.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
While Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump is certainly a significant event, it is not an excuse to shirk our own responsibility as citizens. It is, after all, up to each of us to keep the dream alive. It’s easy enough to complain about Trump, his insensitive tweets, his questionable plans, and his warped view of this great country. The hard work is in sharing a positive message, fighting the good fight against injustice, and being the change we want to see. Especially today and this week, don’t feel defeated by Donald Trump; instead, feel emboldened by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Martin Luther King, Jr.