10 inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. quotes on associations and volunteering

  • Martin Luther King was one of the most significant leaders of African American movement.

    Martin Luther King was one of the most significant leaders of African American movement.

  • Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

    Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

The world celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of the famous activist who, despite his death in 1968, continues to inspire humanity with his speeches.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on 15 January 1929 in Atlanta and died on 4 April 1968 in Memphis. He was one of the most significant leaders of African American movement. He awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement and steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice through nonviolent action. In spite of his fight for civil rights, Luther King said some inspirational quotes on associations and volunteering. A summary of these quotes is presented below: 

  1. “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
     
  2. “For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.”
     
  3. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness”.
     
  4.  “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love”. 
     
  5. “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”
     
  6. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”.
     
  7. “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service”.
     
  8. "Perhaps the worst sin in life is knowing right and not doing it".
     
  9. “The time is always right to do what is right.”
     
  10.  "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence".

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