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WORDS TO LIVE BY : MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.

‘Words to live by’ : is a daily segment by theSystem * that looks into 7 of the most striking comments and quotes by thought leaders in life or otherwise.


Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

Here are 7 of King’s most striking quotes :

“We must believe that a prejudiced mind can be changed, and that man, by the grace of God, can be lifted from the valley of hate to the high mountain of love.”

“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.”

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”

“We cannot walk alone.”

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

“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.”

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”

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