The Words of MLK: 10 Civil Rights Quotes That Resonate Today

Martin's words of wisdom will forever be written on the walls of life for all to see. Take the time to read a few for a better you.

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    Anything in the past including grudges, wrongdoings, and malice towards anyone - no matter what happened - will ALWAYS weigh you down. Let yourself free.

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    We all have a distinct set of skills that are to be used in collaboration with the people around us for greater results. Find your passion, practice your skills, and pay it forward.

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    There is no time like the present... actually, the only time we essentially "have" is the present due to the past already happening and the future still to come. Are you doing what you KNOW you should be doing?

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    Are you actually appreciative and grateful for the love you've received from your family and friends? Not everybody has it... You may not talk to them as much as you should, but you know they're still there, so reach out. Silence is golden, but you have to be there in person to see that.

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    The stigma that faith is blind couldn't be any more wrong. As MLK said, you may not be able to see the whole staircase - but you obviously saw "something" that made you take that first step. Acknowledging that "something" is faith, and without faith and believing in the improbable, your risk will never be rewarded.

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    Altruism - the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others. In this world of limitless possibilities, are you going to best your ego & help or are you still in this for yourself? It's your decision.

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    Nothing will drain more energy from your life than looking the other way and having to bear that guilty conscience. You can lie to yourself all day and use your willpower to bury the truth deep, deep, deep, however two things won't change. 1.) You're still human, and 2.) You "did" that. We all do bad things, but the sooner you find a mirror, the sooner things will be clearer.

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    Other peoples problems are a lot to bear, and the mainstream media does a good job of pushing that and fear. The moment you reflect upon something that you for some reason think you can't do, you are stagnate as you now are not accomplishing something you CAN do. Are you gonna focus or fall to the hocus-pocus?

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    There was a common theme in a lot of Martin's quotes that centered around rising above present conditions for literally "goodness' sake". Did he know for a fact that by Generation Z society would mostly be about me, me, me? Probably not for sure, but he saw where we were headed and that's why he spoke. Heed his broader message.

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    Had to save the realest one for the last one. This world is a world of extremes and you either build or destroy where you come from, simple as that. Are you going to put in work on the construction of a better tomorrow, or are you going to do what thou wilt which only ends in sorrow. One can't serve two; you're either a part of the problem or solution - what are you going to do?

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