Martin Luther King Jr Day: 10 quotes to honour the revolutionary civil rights leader

Other | Monday 15th January 2018 | Gassy

Martin Luther King has given us some unforgettable speeches. Through several of his now recorded talks, he continues to inspire generations. From his powerful phrases and lectures, his legacy still lives on and continues to impact the world positively.

On a day that would have been his 89th birthday we look back at some of his most inspiring quotes:

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.”

“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.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."

 "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."

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”

"The time is always right to do what is right." 

Relive the incredible public speech 'I Have A Dream' recorded on August 28th, 1963: