I feel like I was born inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. The hospital I was born in was named after him. His words were inspired by love. I was born on the day of Love, Valentines Day.
Here are some of my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr quotes:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.
❤ Leticia Rae