“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Although Martin Luther King Jr. is no longer here with us physically, his legacy, lessons, and energy live on among us and through us.
Today, we honor King’s physical life by celebrating some of his most inspirational, and powerful teachings.
As you read through these quotes, try to apply them to your life — not just today, but every day. If you’re able to do this, you’ll bring more light into the darkness of our world.
1.) “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
2.) “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
3.) “Let no man pull you enough to hate him.”
4.) “We must learn to live as brothers or we will perish as fools.”
5.) “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing from others?‘”
6.) “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
7.) “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.“
8.) “If you cannot fly, then run. If you cannot run, then walk. If you cannot walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
9.) “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”
10.) “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
11.) “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to casualizing the spiritual experience and making it attainable for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality, mindfulness and empowered living.