In honor of Dr. King’s work, we reflect on the words of wisdom offered by an American who helped change the trajectory of a nation and leave a lasting legacy, as compiled by Parade Magazine.  

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”’

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

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

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

Read more of Dr. King’s words of wisdom here.

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