Today is Martin Luther King Day 2011, and while many people are going about their daily routines and asking questions like, “Are banks open on Martin Luther King Day?”, we should take a moment to stop and remember Martin Luther King Jr., and the prominent effect that he had on this country.
The Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech will go down in history as one of the most remembered and loved speeches of our lifetime. Martin Luther King quotes from the speech are still repeated by many to this day.
To celebrate MLK day, here are some inspirational MLK quotes:
“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation were they will not be judge by the color of their skin but by the content of their character .”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
“Free at last, Free at last, Thank god almighty we are free at last.”
“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would still go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
“And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”
“Whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can’t ride your back unless it is bent”
“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, cruelly mocked, but it an never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”