MLK on the Importance of Thinking Well

MLK Quote on the rareness of hard, solid thinking

Dr. Martin Luther King was a great activist, orator and thinker

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we would like to share some of his quotes on the importance of teaching people to think intensively and critically.   

  • Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
  • Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
  • Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction.
  • The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

A reflective Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Insight Assessment believes that progress in free societies depends on citizens who develop, practice and apply their critical thinking skills. Success in any endeavor demands good thinking. In business, government, and education, people at every level of an organization must learn to reason fair-mindedly with skillful consideration of consequences, and be able to solve problems and propose changes that will move the organization forward.

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