8 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Every Educator Needs To Know

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I set out to write a post about how I believe that Martin Luther King Jr.’s message was about so much more than racial equality.  In reading and doing research for that post I kept crossing these amazing quotes regarding education and creative expression.  They were so powerful that I knew I had to share them but they didn’t fit with the other theme so today turned into a rare two-post day. I hope you are inspired and uplifted by them both.

8 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Every Educator Needs to Know

8 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Every Educator Needs To Know

#1

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

#2

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

#3

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.”

#4

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

#5

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

#6

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”

#7

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

#8

“The question is not whether we will be extremists but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”

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  1. Pingback: Thoughts About Love on Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Lazy Hippie Mama

  2. I love this list of quotes, especially “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” So true and so sad.

    I’m visiting thanks to our SITS tribe! Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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