5 Wise Quotes from a Great Leader

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.

Happy Birthday, Dr. King! Let us live in your legacy of justice and love.
Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! ¡Olé! –Rebecca
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at an AFL-CIO event
Rebecca Cuningham

13 thoughts on “5 Wise Quotes from a Great Leader

  1. A very brave, courageous and wise man. It is a fitting holiday in the United States. This man was a victim of the racism and prejudice so commonplace in many places of the US. If he had not been assassinated, who knows what more he could have accomplished for his people and for all!

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    1. Yes, the holiday is a good time to examine how far we’ve come and how very far our society has to go to achieve racial equality in the US. Coretta Scott King, Dr. King’s widow worked tirelessly for 15 years to accomplish the recognition of her husband’s work for justice with this day of remembrance. I wish Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had the chance to live out his natural life and bring about changes we are struggling to achieve yet today, but this day and throughout the year I am reminded of the daily work for each of us to treat one another with kindness and humanity rather than discrimination in his honor.

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      1. I agree with you totally. It is up to the individual to end racism and discrimination and education is the starting point especially teaching children and adult classes in diversity and also against gender violence, something that is lamentably so prevalent in all our societies throughout the earth. You make very good, profound points. Thank you Rebecca, take good care and all the best,

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