Empower Magazine salutes the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by sharing his vision and hopes for humanity through a compilation of quotes that convey the principles and values that he upheld and lived out in his own life.
We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.
I have decided to stick with 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.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
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. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.