Welcome to another edition of Influences.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though he wasn’t a traditional writer, his words had an impact on me. I’d like to share a few of his most inspiring quotes today.
On hate versus love:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
On making progress:
If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But by all means, keep moving.
On believing in yourself:
Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
And my personal favorite, on finding common ground with those with whom we disagree:
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.