Monday, January 17, 2011

Quotes from Martin Luther King

by Jan Shoop
Since today we are celebrating one of America’s most influential and inspiring leaders, Martin Luther King, we thought we’d choose quotes from some of his more famous speeches. These quotes would make great writing assignments or discussion topics for students in your class.

“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.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”

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

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.”