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Some of the Best Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, we at Her Campus Clark have put together a list of some of his best quotes.

1. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

2. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

3. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

4. “We’ve learned to fly the air like birds. We’ve learned to swim the seas like fish. And yet we haven’t learned to walk the earth like brothers and sisters.”

5. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

6. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”

7. “The time is always ripe to do right.”

8. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

9. “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

10. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

11. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Monica Sager is a freelance writer from Clark University, where she is pursuing a double major in psychology and self-designed journalism with a minor in English. She wants to become an investigative journalist to combat and highlight humanitarian issues. Monica has previously been published in The Pottstown Mercury, The Week UK, Worcester Telegram and Gazette and even The Boston Globe. Read more of Monica’s previous work on her Twitter @MonicaSager3.
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