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Today we remember a man who had great hopes for our country.

This man was a man of many insightful quotes by which we should live our life and always remember.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for our nation. He had hopes that all people should have. We’ve made it a long ways since then. Have we made it as far as we should have? Not yet, but I still hope one day things will be completely as he dreamed.

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

This is one of my favorite quotes from MLK Jr. because it is so true. Look at the way you are living your life. Even if you aren’t living with hate, if you are sitting back while others live with hate, you are just as much to blame. Stand up for your friends. Stand up for your loved ones. Stand up for the people who have no one to stand up for them. Don’t let your silence break those around you. Stand up today. Stand up tomorrow. Always remember that silence is as evil as being the speaker of evil.

My other favorite MLK Jr. quote is just as meaningful.

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

You can’t let the unknown make you sit frozen in life. You have to be ready to take the leap, the step, the plunge no matter what awaits you at the end. Because living life in fear of the unknown is like not living your life at all. Have faith that there is always going to be a brighter day, a reason to smile, and that things will work out. Have faith that the future will be okay. If you live life in fear of the future you will miss out on the present. And the present might have some amazing things in store for you if you take the time to enjoy them.

These are just two of many insightful quotes that MLK Jr. left behind.  His legacy is one to truly be proud of.