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Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the time span since his death, a lot has changed yet many things remain the same.
Empower Magazine salutes the sacrifice that King made to transform hate to love that cost him his life. His life, and death, will always be remembered and his legacy honored until the change he fought for becomes a reality in the hearts and minds of mankind.
Below are some of the profound words that he uttered to encourage, challenge and uplift humanity.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
“I have decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
“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.”
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”