Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Honor You – Celebrity Ballroom Dance Studios in Marietta

As we come together as a nation to celebrate the birth of Atlanta’s own and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we can’t help but reflect on his life of non-violent activism and dreams for peace, equality and justice not only for fellow African Americans, but for all Americans.  Dr. King devoted his life to the vision for people of all colors, creeds and religions to ultimately live for one another, serve each other as true brethren, and reach our full potentials as human beings both physically and spiritually.   

For anyone not familiar with Dr. King and his life’s work, below are only a few of his most inspiring quotes which resonate with us here at Celebrity Ballroom Dance Studios on this special day.  We hope the selection speaks to your heart as it does ours.  


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“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.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”


Dr. King, from all of us at Celebrity Ballroom Dance Studios, we celebrate you today and will never forget what you gave to this world.  Happy Birthday!

Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life HERE.



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