Honoring Legacy: 15 Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. That Will Speak to Your Soul

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If there’s anyone we could bring back to meet it would be Martin Luther King, Jr. How amazing would it be to hear Mr. King have his own podcast in 2019!? It would definitely top the charts. Unfortunately we don’t have that opportunity, but we do have his memory, legacy, and movement to reflect on.

In a world where we need more faith, love, and courage than ever, Martin Luther King, Jr. still inspires us daily to be the light where there is darkness, the love where there is hate, and the change where there is standstill. For all people, we say THANK YOU Mr. King for the justice and change you brought to our nation.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day , we rounded up our favorite quotes from the most visible spokesperson of the civil rights movement born right here in Atlanta.

lettering by Kelsey Carlson Art

lettering by Kelsey Carlson Art

The time is always right to do what is right.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

A right delayed is a right denied.

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Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty we are free at last.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.


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