Today we celebrate a true king. A man who not only fought for his rights but for the rights of others. A man who wanted a better world not just for his family but for all of us.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement, and every third Monday in January we honor and remember his life and legacy.
Although we may not have the same struggles as we did 50 years ago, let’s not take today as just another day off. Dr. King imparted so much wisdom through his words. There is so much we can learn from what he had to say, and so many ways we can apply it to our every day lives.
Here are 5 quotes and lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King that can help to improve and inspire your life:
1. Choose to Love
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
2. Have Faith
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
3. Be Brave
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
4. Be Unselfish
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
5. Never Give Up
“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.”