Today is Dr Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday.
As you must know, he was an African American human rights leader, known especially for his ‘ I have a dream’ speech. A speech which has gradually come to fruition and is depicted in the shared amenities between blacks and whites- swimming pools, classrooms, public transportation, homes even. One of the greatest manifestations of his ‘dream’ is the election of Barack Obama, the son of an African immigrant as President of the United States. Dr King must have smiled in his grave on that fateful day in 2008. He had a dream, he spoke the dream and suffered for it but there’s a reason why he kept on:
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Here are more Dr King quotes to make you rethink:
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
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 may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Happy birthday, Dr Martin Luther King! You’re without a doubt the sort of leader we want.Thanks for so much inspiration.