11 Quotes About Social Justice, Equality, and Love to Inspire You This MLK Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone! And yes, that’s still the name — despite what some are choosing to call it.

In addition to watching everyone’s favorite cartoon film about the late civil rights leader’s life, remember his legacy this MLK Day through some of his most inspiring, woke, and all-around poignant quotes.

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Social Justice

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

“The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.”

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

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Equality

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.“

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Love

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.”

“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”

How are you celebrating MLK Day? Do you have another favorite quote by Dr. King? What do you do to effect social change?

 

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