If Martin Luther King, Jr. were still alive, he'd be 81 years old. It's hard to believe he was only 39 years old when he was killed. As someone approaching her mid thirties, I am in awe of all that he accomplished and inspired during his short time on this earth. 42 years later, his words are more relevant than ever..
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
"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."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"