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Sep 052013
 

Martin Luther King Team Building Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. was and American clergyman and activist, best known for his role in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is famous for using nonviolent civil disobedience in the advancement of civil rights. Martin Luther King, JR was a Baptist minister and became an activist early in his career as a minister. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and served as the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. King helped to organize the March on Washington in 1963 where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial prejudice through nonviolence. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously.

Here are some inspirational quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. which you can use to motivate your team:

“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’:”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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