Today is important for two reasons—it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and also the day President Obama celebrates his public inauguration as he takes office for his second term. It’s hard to not be moved by the symbolism, and I thought today I would honor Dr. King’s legacy by sharing some of his most notable quotes.
Have a wonderful holiday!
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
“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.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”
“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”