Will You Dream With Me? (MLK Jr. quotes)

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Will you dream with me for a moment? Will you dream that your life is filled with love, kindness and compassion? Will you dream of your relationships being meaningful, supportive, and loving? Will you dream of your health being vibrant? Will you dream of a healthy romantic relationship that you each enhance the life of the other? Will you dream of being financially secure and what that security offers you? Will you dream of having a career that you are passionate about? Will you dream of living in a home that is your haven? Will you dream about showing up as your highest-self daily? Whatever your dream is, DREAM IT. Believe that you deserve to live it.

I dream daily and it’s filled with personal dreams of what I described above as well as global dreams that people feel seen, feel heard, and know that they matter. That we can live the dreams of Martin Luther King as we focus on character (heart) rather than focusing on anything that makes us different from each other.

As we celebrate Mr. King today, let us each dream bigger with LOVE being our guide.

Words to LOVE by:

Unconditional LOVE will have the final word in reality.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that.

I have decided to stick with LOVE. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of LOVE.

We must in strength and humility meet hate with LOVE.

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of LOVE.

LOVE is the most durable power in the world.

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

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

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

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.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.

I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.

The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.

A productive and happy life is not something you find; it is something you make.

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

The time is always right to do what is right.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

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

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.

Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.

A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.

You can have no influence over those for whom you have underlying contempt.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.

There are two types of laws: there are just laws and there are unjust laws… What is the difference between the two? An unjust law is a man-made code that is out of harmony with the moral law.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

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

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.

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.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate, adding deeper darkness to a night that is already void of stars.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

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