Today is the time set aside to honor Martin Luther King, the slain civil rights leader who message of equality and justice changed America.
King,a native of Atlanta, was a minister who went on to lead the civil rights movement until his assassination on April 4, 1968. Here are some of his most inspirational quotes and messages.
"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
"The time is always right to do what is right."
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."