Inspirational Words from Dr. King

During Dr. King’s life here are some of his messages of inclusion that still guide many of us today.  Love is best antidote to hate speech and actions.  Oprah Winfrey recently used a similar approach when responding to someone who reacted to her “Times Up” dialogue with “I do not like you.”   Paraphrasing, she suggested that perhaps it is not a good use of this person’s time to follow what she is doing, as life is too short to engage in activities that do not bring you joy.

Dr. King Quotes:

“We must meet hate with love. We must meet physical force with soul force. There is still a voice crying out through the vista of time, saying: ‘Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.’ ”

“God is not interested merely in freeing black men and brown men and yellow men, but God is interested in freeing the whole human race.”

“We must act in such a way as to make possible a coming together of white people and colored people on the basis of a real harmony of interest and understanding. We must seek an integration based on mutual respect.”

“When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love. ”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

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