Happy Martin Luther King Day.
The virtues he lived and taught were tools for social change. Though social change is his legacy, and those changes were/are necessary, I believe the virtues he embraced are his greatest legacy. Love, justice, courage, faith, social responsibility, and moral awareness come to mind. We can take them with us anywhere, but, they like to go where we're afraid to go. Will we follow them? Here are some quotes ascribed to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. you might appreciate. They're from http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/23924.Martin_Luther_King_Jr_.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
"Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
“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.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”