The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister and social activist who lead the U.S. civil rights movement from the mid-1950s. He was best known for his 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech. In reverence of Martin Luther King Jr, the third Monday of January is a U.S. Federal Holiday to commemorate his birthday. Since birthdays are so important to me, I’ve compiled a list of life lessons he has taught through quotes.
Life Lessons Taught By Martin Luther King Jr.
- To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.
Although Dr. King embraced pacifism, he took an active role in the United States Civil Rights Movement. In addition to his duties as a Baptist Minister, he took an active role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, The March on Selma and the March on Washington.
- The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comforts and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
You remember your first year of college when literally everyone you met, had a class with or had literally two things in common with was your friend? It’s like, the first two months of school is literally an onslaught of “friend request” and friends. But after midterms come around, you find out who your real friends are. Who is going to encourage you to go to study? Who won’t pressure you to drink the night before? You will truly learn someone’s character when they are tested with inconvenience.
- Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Things will go wrong. Your life will get rough. Things will not always go as planned. You know what happens to coal when pressure is applied? A diamond appears. It is only in the darkness of night that you can appreciate the glimmer of hope that stars provide. The secret is to keep looking with hope and faith.
- I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Listen, to this. If someone can control your emotions they can control you. any person who I could fix my heart and mind to hate, I know for a fact is not worthy to control me. I don’t want to have to ask my Lord for forgiveness. I don’t want to be angry or walk around with the yuck face. Its just, not a good look. Not a good burden to bear. Not my thing. Not for me. Thank you, Dr. King, for this lesson, so well worded.
- If you can’t fly run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving.
- lifes most persistne and urgent question is what are you doing for others?
- you dont need to see the entire staircase just take the first step
- the time is always right to do what is right
- if i can not do great things, i can do small things in a great way.
What the most influential life lesson you learn from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr? How will you be celebrating MLK Jr Day?
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Be bold. Live out loud & as always remember,