Martin Luther King Jr

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While the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on the 15th of January 1929, his life and achievements are celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. Today we remember him with just a handful of his memorable quotes.

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 must use time creatively.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

We must accept finite disappointments, but never lose infinite hope.

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

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’