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Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He helped the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his religious beliefs.

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

Here are 88 Iconic Martin Luther King Jr. quotes:

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

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

3. “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.

4. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

8. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

9. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

10. “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.

11. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

12. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. 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.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

15. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

17. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

18. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

19. “Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

20th Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote – “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

21. “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

24. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

25. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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26. “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

27. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

29. “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.

30. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

32. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

33. “At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

34. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

35. “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.

36. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

37. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

38. “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

39. “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.

40th Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote – “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

42. “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.

43. “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

44. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

45. “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

46. “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

47. “Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

48. “Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

49. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

50. “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

51. “A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

52. “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.

53. “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

54. “It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

55. “Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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56. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

57. “A right delayed is a right denied.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

58. “The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

59. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

60th Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote – “There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

61. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

62. “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

63. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

64. “Seeing is not always believing.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

65. “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.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

66. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

67. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

68. “A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

69. “I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

70. “If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

71. “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

72. “The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

73. “A lie cannot live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

74. “Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

75. “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

76. “We must use time creatively.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

77. “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

79. “Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

81. “I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

82. “When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

83. “If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

84. “The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

85. “We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

86. “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

87. “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

88. “War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

What’s your favorite Martin Luther King Jr.? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below!

Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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  1. Zohar Peltzman

    Feb 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

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

  2. Annette Thomas

    Feb 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    And as we celebrate Black History month, these words are echoed again and again!

  3. Alicia Madlala

    Jan 21, 2016 at 2:56 am

    WOW! Amazing. What a phenomenal man!

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32 Inspirational Mother Teresa Quotes

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Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, is one of the most recognized humanitarian figures in recent memory.  From an early age, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to charity and helping those in need all around the world.  Even though much of her drive comes from her loyalty to her faith, her story and wisdom continues to inspire millions to this day even after her death in 1997.

Here are some of her most inspirational quotes:

1. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

2. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

3. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

4. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

5. “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” – Mother Teresa

6. “We fear the future because we are wasting the today” – Mother Teresa

7. “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” – Mother Teresa

8. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

9. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

10. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

11. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

12. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything” – Mother Teresa

13. “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

14. “Live simply so others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa

15. “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?” – Mother Teresa

16. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa

17. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

18. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

19. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ” – Mother Teresa

20. “True love is a giving, and giving until it hurts” – Mother Teresa

21. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

22. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” – Mother Teresa

23. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

24. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love” – Mother Teresa

25. “Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.” – Mother Teresa

26. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

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

28. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

29. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” – Mother Teresa

30. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

31. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

32. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.” – Mother Teresa

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35 Motivational Nick Vujicic Quotes

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Born with a rare disorder that left him without arms and legs; Nick Vujicic overcome adversity to become one of the most respected motivational speakers in the world.  From being bullied as a child & confronting his physcial & mental barriers; Nick has grown up to inspire the world and help millions realize that these barriers we encounter exist only in our minds.  Nicks words & actions demonstrate the power of the phrase “where there’s a will, there’s a way”.

Here are 35 of his most powerful quotes:

1. “No matter who you are, no matter what you’re going through, God knows it. He is with you. He is going to pull you through.” – Nick Vujicic

2. “Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.” – Nick Vujicic

3. “… God gave you just one mouth but He gave you two ears, so you should listen twice as much as you speak” – Nick Vujicic

4. “I don’t want to be someone’s reason to hate their life. I want to be someone’s reason to seek something more in their life.” – Nick Vujicic

5. “We may have absolutely no control over what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. If we choose the right attitude, we can rise above whatever challenges we face.” – Nick Vujicic

6. “If a man without arms and legs is dreaming big why can’t we, why can’t we all?” – Nick Vujicic

7. “Often times we feel like either we can’t make a world of difference, or we feel that it’s not going to change anything anyway. The truth is you can change someone’s day,you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up and do what you got to do to actually see any fruit coming from it.” – Nick Vujicic

8. “This life is full of great experiences if we only give it a shot” – Nick Vujicic

9. “Take small steps in the right direction. No matter how small your steps, keep moving forward towards your goal.” – Nick Vujicic

10. “It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

11. “Don’t give up. And know that there is always someone out there who believes in you and who loves you just the way that you are.” – Nick Vujicic

12. “Money can’t heal your heart. Money can’t give you purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want peace. And I don’t want arms and legs, I want to be a miracle for someone else.” – Nick Vujicic

13. “In life, if you don’t know the truth, then you can’t be free, because then you’ll believe that the lies are the truth. But once we realize that when we read the Word of God, and you know the truth of who you are, then I’m not a man without arms and legs. I am a child of God.” – Nick Vujicic

14. “I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.” – Nick Vujicic

15. “The biggest temptation I believe is to feel comfortable, to feel like you’ve worked through all of that here on earth, and are satisfied with this life” – Nick Vujicic

16. “There are no short and easy paths to a long and lasting happiness.” – Nick Vujicic

17. “Pain is pain. Broken is broken. Fear is the biggest disability of all. And will paralyze you more than you being in a wheelchair.” – Nick Vujicic

18. “Just because I don’t understand god’s plans does not mean that he is not with me.” – Nick Vujicic

19. “To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything!” – Nick Vujicic

20. “It’s a lie to not think you’re good enough. It’s a lie to not think you’re worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

21. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power! You have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

22. “Keep moving ahead because action creates momentum, which in turn creates unanticipated opportunities.” – Nick Vujicic

23. “I was never crippled until I lost hope.” – Nick Vujicic

24. “I will try one hundred times to get up, and if I fail one hundred times, If I fail and I give up will I ever get up? No! If I fail I’ll try again and again. But I want to tell you, it’s not the end.” – Nick Vujicic

25. “When you can’t get a miracle, you can still be a miracle for someone else” – Nick Vujicic

26. “In life you have a choice: bitter or better? Choose better, forget bitter.” – Nick Vujicic

27. “If you’re looking for happiness in things, you’ll never find it.” – Nick Vujicic

28. “The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” – Nick Vujicic

29. “Don’t put your life on hold so you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts” – Nick Vujicic

30. “You can either be angry for what you don’t have or thankful for what you do have. Do your best and God will do the rest.” – Nick Vujicic

31. “The greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It’s about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference.” – Nick Vujicic

32. “I believe if God doesn’t give you a miracle, you are a miracle of God for somebody else’s salvation.” – Nick Vujicic

33. “Dream big, my friend, and never give up. We all make mistakes, but none of us are mistakes. Take one day at a time. Embrace the positive attitudes, perspectives, principles and truths I share, and you, too, will overcome.” – Nick Vujicic

34. “The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.” – Nick Vujicic

35. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power you have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

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33 Enlightening Bob Marley Quotes

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Bob Marley is an internationally respected musician, activist, and philanthropist.  Hailing from Jamaica, his music has influenced both minds and revolutions around the world.  Much of his wisdom can be found in the lyrics of his songs.  Timeless, these words will resonate within young people for generations to come.

Here are some of Bob Marley’s most powerful words of wisdom

1. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.” – Bob Marley

2. “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” – Bob Marley

3. “Love the life you live. live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

4. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.” – Bob Marley

5. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

6. “Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” – Bob Marley

7. “Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” – Bob Marley

8. “Don’t complicate your mind.” – Bob Marley

9. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

10. “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

 

11. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…” – Bob Marley
12. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
13. “It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.” – Bob Marley
14. “Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.” – Bob Marley
15. “Man is a universe within himself.” – Bob Marley

16. “Your life is worth much more than gold.” – Bob Marley

17. “Judge not, before you judge yourself.” – Bob Marley

18. “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time” – Bob Marley

19. “You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.” – Bob Marley

20. “I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

21. “Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

22. “Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.” – Bob Marley

23. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

24. “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.” – Bob Marley

25. “In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” – Bob Marley

26. “In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.” – Bob Marley

27. “One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley

28. “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

29. “True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” – Bob Marley

30. “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” – Bob Marley

31. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

32. “Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.” – Bob Marley

33. “The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special” – Bob Marley

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28 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

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Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa, as well as a well known and respected humanitarian, activist, philanthropist, politician, and revolutionary.  Millions look towards Mandelas actions as they fight for their own human rights across the world.  It is hard to argue against the idea that he was one of the most influential leaders in recent memory.

Here are a few of his most powerful quotes:

1. “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela

2. “Forget the past” – Nelson Mandela

3. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” – Nelson Mandela

5. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” – Nelson Mandela

6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

7. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” – Nelson Mandela

8. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

9. “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” – Nelson Mandela

10. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela

11. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.  Then he becomes your partner” – Nelson Mandela

12. “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” – Nelson Mandela

13. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela

14. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

15. “Let each know that for each the body, the mind, and the soul have been freed to fullfill themselves” – Nelson Mandela

16. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

17. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

18. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela

19. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

20. “When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat” – Nelson Mandela

21. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

22. “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace” – Nelson Mandela

23. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

24. “Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” – Nelson Mandela

25. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

26. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

27. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” – Nelson Mandela

28. “When people are determined they can overcome anything.” – Nelson Mandela

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Social Media Is Killing Your Success: 3 Ways You Can Use it to Your Advantage

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I love social media. It can help you make friends, share your life, build a network, and even build a business. In the same token, social media can easily become an enemy of success as a hindrance and consumer of attention. (more…)

I used to be homeless and now run a six figure business with my partner and travel the world. My journey to help those in need has taken me from non-profit director to supporting holistic entrepreneurs have a life of freedom. I run the Thriving Launch Podcast, which features the most influential leaders in the areas of love, spirituality, business, and success. It's my mission to help heart-centered entrepreneurs get their message heard. Learn more on at my website ThrivingLaunch.com (http://www.thrivinglaunch.com/)

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

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    And as we celebrate Black History month, these words are echoed again and again!

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32 Inspirational Mother Teresa Quotes

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Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, is one of the most recognized humanitarian figures in recent memory.  From an early age, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to charity and helping those in need all around the world.  Even though much of her drive comes from her loyalty to her faith, her story and wisdom continues to inspire millions to this day even after her death in 1997.

Here are some of her most inspirational quotes:

1. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

2. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

3. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

4. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

5. “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” – Mother Teresa

6. “We fear the future because we are wasting the today” – Mother Teresa

7. “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” – Mother Teresa

8. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

9. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

10. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

11. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

12. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything” – Mother Teresa

13. “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

14. “Live simply so others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa

15. “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?” – Mother Teresa

16. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa

17. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

18. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

19. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ” – Mother Teresa

20. “True love is a giving, and giving until it hurts” – Mother Teresa

21. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

22. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” – Mother Teresa

23. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

24. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love” – Mother Teresa

25. “Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.” – Mother Teresa

26. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

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

28. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

29. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” – Mother Teresa

30. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

31. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

32. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.” – Mother Teresa

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35 Motivational Nick Vujicic Quotes

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Born with a rare disorder that left him without arms and legs; Nick Vujicic overcome adversity to become one of the most respected motivational speakers in the world.  From being bullied as a child & confronting his physcial & mental barriers; Nick has grown up to inspire the world and help millions realize that these barriers we encounter exist only in our minds.  Nicks words & actions demonstrate the power of the phrase “where there’s a will, there’s a way”.

Here are 35 of his most powerful quotes:

1. “No matter who you are, no matter what you’re going through, God knows it. He is with you. He is going to pull you through.” – Nick Vujicic

2. “Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.” – Nick Vujicic

3. “… God gave you just one mouth but He gave you two ears, so you should listen twice as much as you speak” – Nick Vujicic

4. “I don’t want to be someone’s reason to hate their life. I want to be someone’s reason to seek something more in their life.” – Nick Vujicic

5. “We may have absolutely no control over what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. If we choose the right attitude, we can rise above whatever challenges we face.” – Nick Vujicic

6. “If a man without arms and legs is dreaming big why can’t we, why can’t we all?” – Nick Vujicic

7. “Often times we feel like either we can’t make a world of difference, or we feel that it’s not going to change anything anyway. The truth is you can change someone’s day,you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up and do what you got to do to actually see any fruit coming from it.” – Nick Vujicic

8. “This life is full of great experiences if we only give it a shot” – Nick Vujicic

9. “Take small steps in the right direction. No matter how small your steps, keep moving forward towards your goal.” – Nick Vujicic

10. “It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

11. “Don’t give up. And know that there is always someone out there who believes in you and who loves you just the way that you are.” – Nick Vujicic

12. “Money can’t heal your heart. Money can’t give you purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want peace. And I don’t want arms and legs, I want to be a miracle for someone else.” – Nick Vujicic

13. “In life, if you don’t know the truth, then you can’t be free, because then you’ll believe that the lies are the truth. But once we realize that when we read the Word of God, and you know the truth of who you are, then I’m not a man without arms and legs. I am a child of God.” – Nick Vujicic

14. “I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.” – Nick Vujicic

15. “The biggest temptation I believe is to feel comfortable, to feel like you’ve worked through all of that here on earth, and are satisfied with this life” – Nick Vujicic

16. “There are no short and easy paths to a long and lasting happiness.” – Nick Vujicic

17. “Pain is pain. Broken is broken. Fear is the biggest disability of all. And will paralyze you more than you being in a wheelchair.” – Nick Vujicic

18. “Just because I don’t understand god’s plans does not mean that he is not with me.” – Nick Vujicic

19. “To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything!” – Nick Vujicic

20. “It’s a lie to not think you’re good enough. It’s a lie to not think you’re worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

21. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power! You have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

22. “Keep moving ahead because action creates momentum, which in turn creates unanticipated opportunities.” – Nick Vujicic

23. “I was never crippled until I lost hope.” – Nick Vujicic

24. “I will try one hundred times to get up, and if I fail one hundred times, If I fail and I give up will I ever get up? No! If I fail I’ll try again and again. But I want to tell you, it’s not the end.” – Nick Vujicic

25. “When you can’t get a miracle, you can still be a miracle for someone else” – Nick Vujicic

26. “In life you have a choice: bitter or better? Choose better, forget bitter.” – Nick Vujicic

27. “If you’re looking for happiness in things, you’ll never find it.” – Nick Vujicic

28. “The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” – Nick Vujicic

29. “Don’t put your life on hold so you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts” – Nick Vujicic

30. “You can either be angry for what you don’t have or thankful for what you do have. Do your best and God will do the rest.” – Nick Vujicic

31. “The greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It’s about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference.” – Nick Vujicic

32. “I believe if God doesn’t give you a miracle, you are a miracle of God for somebody else’s salvation.” – Nick Vujicic

33. “Dream big, my friend, and never give up. We all make mistakes, but none of us are mistakes. Take one day at a time. Embrace the positive attitudes, perspectives, principles and truths I share, and you, too, will overcome.” – Nick Vujicic

34. “The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.” – Nick Vujicic

35. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power you have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

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33 Enlightening Bob Marley Quotes

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Bob Marley is an internationally respected musician, activist, and philanthropist.  Hailing from Jamaica, his music has influenced both minds and revolutions around the world.  Much of his wisdom can be found in the lyrics of his songs.  Timeless, these words will resonate within young people for generations to come.

Here are some of Bob Marley’s most powerful words of wisdom

1. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.” – Bob Marley

2. “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” – Bob Marley

3. “Love the life you live. live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

4. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.” – Bob Marley

5. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

6. “Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” – Bob Marley

7. “Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” – Bob Marley

8. “Don’t complicate your mind.” – Bob Marley

9. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

10. “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

 

11. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…” – Bob Marley
12. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
13. “It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.” – Bob Marley
14. “Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.” – Bob Marley
15. “Man is a universe within himself.” – Bob Marley

16. “Your life is worth much more than gold.” – Bob Marley

17. “Judge not, before you judge yourself.” – Bob Marley

18. “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time” – Bob Marley

19. “You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.” – Bob Marley

20. “I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

21. “Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

22. “Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.” – Bob Marley

23. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

24. “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.” – Bob Marley

25. “In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” – Bob Marley

26. “In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.” – Bob Marley

27. “One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley

28. “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

29. “True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” – Bob Marley

30. “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” – Bob Marley

31. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

32. “Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.” – Bob Marley

33. “The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special” – Bob Marley

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28 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

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Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa, as well as a well known and respected humanitarian, activist, philanthropist, politician, and revolutionary.  Millions look towards Mandelas actions as they fight for their own human rights across the world.  It is hard to argue against the idea that he was one of the most influential leaders in recent memory.

Here are a few of his most powerful quotes:

1. “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela

2. “Forget the past” – Nelson Mandela

3. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” – Nelson Mandela

5. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” – Nelson Mandela

6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

7. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” – Nelson Mandela

8. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

9. “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” – Nelson Mandela

10. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela

11. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.  Then he becomes your partner” – Nelson Mandela

12. “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” – Nelson Mandela

13. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela

14. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

15. “Let each know that for each the body, the mind, and the soul have been freed to fullfill themselves” – Nelson Mandela

16. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

17. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

18. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela

19. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

20. “When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat” – Nelson Mandela

21. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

22. “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace” – Nelson Mandela

23. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

24. “Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” – Nelson Mandela

25. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

26. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

27. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” – Nelson Mandela

28. “When people are determined they can overcome anything.” – Nelson Mandela

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