7 Powerful MLK Quotes To Help Keep The Dream Alive

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Martin Luther King Jr. revolutionized the country with his simple, heartfelt message: Love each other.

As a humble Baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. King preached about the power of love, and his voice inspired a generation to fight, nonviolently, for equal rights for all Americans.

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Fifty years after he stood before the sprawling steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King's words are just as relevant and impactful as they were during the Civil Rights Movement.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day every day with these — the best MLK quotes about love and following your dreams.

1. Martin Luther King Jr. spread a message of peace to all citizens.

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." 

2. Love is the most important thing in life.

"Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that." 

3. Equality matters.

"I have a dream that one day, little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls." 

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4. Humans have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.

"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers." 

5. Make a difference in your life.

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." 

6. What are you doing for others?

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

7. Be better.

"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."

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