Working Together for the Better of All
The time is always right to do what is right.
~Martin Luther King Jr.~
Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to remember the promise of our great country. King was a spectacular orator and an immensely talented writer. Sometimes it is easy for us to forget that King’s speeches and essays were necessary. He was fighting for equality and opportunity for people of color. It was a difficult time in United States history. It was a time of great upheaval.
Here at AM Transport, we are committed to equal opportunity and fairness to all. The past year with its worldwide pandemic and civil unrest has illuminated the great divides in our country. And still, here we are in January 2021, moving forward, coming together to heal these divides. It’s not going to be easy. That’s a given, but it will be worth it. We truly believe it.
In honor of the new year and with a great desire to be part of the process of coming together, we are sharing a few of our favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes. We hope they will inspire you during times of darkness or worry in the days ahead and remind you that it is in our best interest to come together, to provide equality and opportunity for all.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
A lie cannot live.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Only in darkness can you see the stars.
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.
The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
These quotes, and the speeches and writings of Martin Luther King Jr. are a place where we might start to come together. If you are interested in learning more about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and words, we are including a couple of links below. We’ll leave you with one more quote:
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The Nobel Prize site is a great place to read about Martin Luther King Jr. and to find links to his works.