Martin Luther King Jr : Rights For You!
Martin Luther King, the humanitarian, leader of African American Civil Rights Movement, patron of non violent civil disobedience, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964. And of course none of us can ever forget his “I Have A Dream” speech, a speech which shook thousands into action. Today, we share with you few 8 powerful quotes of Martin Luther King to set you into action.
Martin Luther King Jr : 8 Powerful Quotes To Set You In Action
Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase. Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Faith is the belief, the drive, the inspiration and the hope for us to be in action, to work on our goals, our dreams and aspirations. Faith is the life blood, the juice that drives us, the enthusiasm that constantly keeps us hungry, the aspiration to persevere when things go down.
Faith is the heart to keep going when everything else seems down and there doesn’t seem to be much hope.
It is the ability to see light in the darkness. It is taking the first step in the hope that it is the staircase to heaven!
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We cannot rely on our weak perceptions to take action, they never let us get there. They never goad us into action. We need results, we need action and above all, it is our life and we need complete control on it. And that control is not by weakness, it is standing up to the odds and telling yourself what you are made up of.
It is not withering to the tides of time, it is about standing up boldly to it and light the candle to get rid of the darkness. Lead yourselves, love yourselves and you can drive out the hatred, the jealousy and the weakness that pulls you down. You are better than that! – Here are 6 hopes for your troubles in life
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
As Napoloeon said – “The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people”
There are hundreds of reasons as to why we don’t act upon something. There are hundreds of rationalizations we give ourselves. But deep down, the only one person we need to satisfy is ourselves. We can describe ourselves as good or bad. I am sure that even Hitler would have described himself good at a certain point of time.
But that doesn’t matter does it, it is not who you are within but what you do that makes you. We all have wonderful thoughts inside of us, some more pure than the other. But none of these are ever going to matter if we don’t find a way to bring that out.
We agree that thoughts matter, but your actions matter a little more than that.
If you think you are good, then prove it, not to me, but to yourself!
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.
But the moment when something goes wrong, I bet that is the moment of truth. And most times at these moments of truth, we are worried as to what people around us might think of us.
But that is your reputation, not your character. And it is just your reputation. What matters the most is what you think of yourself?
The natural tendency is to shirk responsibility and move away. And that is probably what most people.
We both know that you are not one among them or else you would not be reading this post this far.
I agree that it is uncomfortable and it is very painful too. But that is something which is going to make you one hell of a person, someone you can respect, someone you can feel proud about. 90% of the people may escape that responsibility, but it is the rest 10% which goes on to become the leader.
The choice as always is ultimately yours – who you want to be and what you want to do!
The time is always right to do what is right.
When is the right time? If your answer is anything but now, then perhaps you are missing out on what Martin Luther King Jr is saying.
There is never something called a perfect situation or a perfect solution. Give an opportunity for the natural course of action, the time will always be wrong. There will be some or the other challenge.
If you wait for the right time, chances are that you might never find it. You must do it now, it is now or it is never, and for the right thing, delay is its worst enemy.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.
It takes immense character to forgive someone and it never is easy. And especially when the stakes are high and we are at the receiving end, it makes things all the more difficult.
At the same time, we are not promoting laziness or irresponsibility. We hate that from the first letter of the world. But we sure are saying that it gives us no right to punish someone no matter what the faults are. The one choice we have in our arsenal is forgiveness and that is the only noble choice we have.
If we are out there to wreathe vengeance, if we are out there to seek revenge for a fault, we are just reducing the breadth of our character by that much and not to mention the incredible loss of emotions and energy wasted on those negative thoughts. And forgiving someone is not once in a while, it is that aspect of your attitude which defines.
We can all be great at some point of our lives – As Vivekananda says ‘Great occasions rouse even the lowest of human beings to some kind of greatness, but he alone is the really great man whose character is great always, the same wherever he be.’
So.. What defines your character?!
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
You have a purpose in life, you have a goal, a dream, an aspiration, the drive to do something. But somewhere down the line, we miss out on it. We sacrifice these goals for simpler results like social acceptance, security, money, glory and what not. It is like starting running to lose weight and then stopping it cos your feet hurt. The goal was never just to run, the goal was to lose weight and we could do that in so many other ways.
The truth is – sometimes we are so hung up on the means that we forget the ends. If something doesn’t work, there are a hundred other things that will. We need to keep our eyes straight on the target and the rest will meekly follow.
These were our top quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.
And the best of all, we know Martin Luther King for his speech, “I have a dream”, a dream, a speech of hope, aspiration, equality and above all the respect for fellow men. A dream of a nation where humanity prospered beyond the minor differences. Here is a glimpse of one of the best speeches in world history. A speech which is drowned in cheers as the man speaks and the man speaks with passion, fire and the aspiration to drive change. And we would like to say one thing, the moment you decide to watch this speech – NOW IS THE TIME! The speech remains a beacon for years to come..
The speech might have been political in nature or even humanitarian. But there is something about this speech that makes you want to listen to it over and over again. Something about the voice, the conviction and the sheer passion in driving that change which goads you into action.
If the speech has the same effect on you, we would like to reiterate that one thing
NOW IS THE TIME!
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