Ten Iconic Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. for today and every day

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Martin Luther King Jr. quotes have filled our social media feeds over this weekend – let’s remember his messages of love, peace, kindness and doing what’s right EVERY DAY …

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

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


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

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“And there comes a time when one must take a position that neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

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