Quote Round Up: Martin Luther King Jr.

Last year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I did a button flash piece about our trip to the MLK historic site in Atlanta and how a button caught our attention as we were leaving Ebenezer Baptist Church.

My traveling companion and button spotter in front of MLK Jr's church

My traveling companion and button spotter in front of MLK Jr’s church

This year, I’d like to share my favorite MLK quotes.  I still remember getting chills listening to King’s recorded voice that day, and I’ve grown to appreciate how many wonderful quotes can be traced back to this powerful orator.  I can’t pick a single favorite, but here are my top five:

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

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“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.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

I’m always looking for more great quotes, so if you have a favorite, please share!

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About Elizabeth Jennings

I am an author living in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My first book, The Button Collector, was released May 6, 2013, by PageSpring Publishing.
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