Today is the day we celebrate Martin Luthur King Jr. He was a man that changed a nation and inspired a movement. His words inspired hope in a future where character mattered more than the color a persons skin. Unfortunately, his life ended too soon but his mark on the world would not be wiped away.

The words spoken over 5 decades ago are as relevant today as the day he spoke them. Here are 7 powerful quotes that should inspire and motivate you to make the world better and one day to see a world where color is not a denominator in determining equality.

  1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
  2. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  3. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  4. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”
  5. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
  6. “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
  7. “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”



About the Author:

Terry is the President and Co-founder of Forward Leader and through his experience as a creative strategist and Executive Pastor is on a mission to transform followers into leaders who have a Jesus-Centered purpose, passion, and pursuit. As an anointed and gifted communicator, author, and pastor, Terry preaches the Bible and speaks on topics such as Leadership, Organizational Culture, Assimilation, and Teams. Terry is also the CEO of Stonefish Group, a full-service creative agency in the Pacific Northwest that provides solutions that positions clients in the marketplace to engage, influence, and lead.