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    5 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

    2014 was a transformative year for our society. The African-American community has undergone much injustice. We have seen how events such as the shooting of Michael Brown have impacted our community. Today is Martin Luther King Day. In honor of his memory and legacy here are 5 quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. to reflect on.

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    "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."

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    "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."

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    “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

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    “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

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    “If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”

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