Every January in the United States, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I admire how Dr. King stood up for civil rights with his words, his actions and his life. His quotes continue to be relevant to social struggles in the United States and around the globe. Non-violent protests across Latin America and the world use tactics and theories he, and Gandhi before him, pioneered.
Read these quotes and see if Dr. King still speaks to us today:
- A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
- The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I cannot be Silent.
- Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Be the peace you wish to see in the world.
- It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.