More than 50 years after delivering his resounding "I Have a Dream" speech, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s quotes are still as relevant and inspiring as they were from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. To celebrate today's holiday of remembrance and equality, we've curated 14 of his most impactful statements. Read on, and remember, the power of one should never be underestimated.

"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.

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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.

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

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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