Here are a few verbal legacies left behind by the man we commemorate today:
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
And finally, 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.
May this be the legacy of us all, that we would teach our children to know others, to love them, and to suspend judgment of their character until we’ve had time to learn about them.