Martin Luther King Day Quotes

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
– Leo Rosten

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
– Helen Keller

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
– Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
– Veterans

It’s easy to make a buck.It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
– Tom Brokaw

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
– Henry David Thoreau

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
– Mother Teresa

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
– Mahatma Ghandi

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
– William James

Leadership is action, not position.
– Donald H. McGannon

And we who have toiled for freedom’s law, have we sought for freedom’s soul?Have we learned at last that human right is not a part but the whole?
– John Boyle O’Reilly

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
– Barry Goldwater

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.
– William Faulkner

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
– Carl T. Rowan

I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women join the unqualified men in running our government.
– Cissy Farenthold

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
– Anne Frank

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
– Albert Pike

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
– Betty Reese

Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two year old son. You know what he hates?
– Dennis Leary