As a humble Baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. King preached the power of love to an alternative to the fighting between civil rights activists and police that often shed blood in the streets. It was his powerful rhetoric that moved crowds of demonstrators. Fifty years after he stood before the sprawling steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King's words are just as relevant and impactful as they were during the Civil Rights Movement. More than ever, we must learn to love each other for our differences.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day today with a handful of his best love quotes.
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"I have a dream that one day, little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"No person has the right to rain on your dreams." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?" — Martin Luther King Jr.
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