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A prominent leader in the American civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a national icon revered for his tremendous impact in the history of African Americans.
In time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed this year on Monday, January 21, the following is a collection of some of the legend’s most memorable quotes, which together capture his ardent faith in justice and peace.
ON THE POWER OF LOVE
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
ON THE MEANING OF PEACE
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”
“Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” (more…)