(Undated) — This day is designated as the holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday. Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King was a Baptist minister by trade, but became known as a spokesman and activist for the civil rights movement. What follows are some of the more famous quotations from Dr. King’s various speeches.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The time is always right to do what is right.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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.