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5 Quotations to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Legacy

Every year, the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrated on the third Monday of January. As a federal holiday, many Americans are granted time to remember everything King courageously fought for as one of the many faces and leaders of the civil rights movement. This year, this special day falls on January 15, the actual date of King’s birth and what would have been his 89th birthday.

Below, are five quotations by King himself that have been compiled to honor the legacy that he left behind.

  1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
  2. “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.”
  3. “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
  4. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
  5. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
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