WORK: All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
LEADERSHIP: A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
ETHICS: Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. The time is always right to do what is right.
SERVICE: Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?”
JUSTICE: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
VALUES: If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
VISION & PERSEVERANCE: I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. (From Dr. King’s final speech the night before his assassination).
Thanks to Mark Toth for pulling these great words of wisdom from MLK.
Thanks to H.Q. Roosevelt for the amazing photos!
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