On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Americans across the country remember the inspiration that this great man provided to our country. He also challenged the country to be better than it currently was. His writings and speeches are a part of American history and culture just as much as any hero is.
MLK, Jr. has encouraged countless people to go after their dreams. He has taught us the power that a single person can have in helping to create change. His speeches have been studied, examined, and appreciated over the years. It’s no surprise that Americans celebrate his works and his memory on the third Monday of every January.
Here at NaQ we thought we’d honor the memor of Martin Luther King, Jr. this year by providing some of the best quotes we could find. There’s a lot out there; hopefully you are inspired and reflective after reading some of these:
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”
“The time is always right to do what’s right.”
“Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.”
“I say to you that our goal is freedom, and I believe we are going to get there because however much she strays away from it, the goal of America is freedom. Abused and scorned though we may be as a people, our destiny is tied up in the destiny of America.”
“There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”
“Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you.”
There are plenty more quotes out there about MLK, Jr. Be sure to look them up and take the time to read or watch some of his great speeches!