Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade. … And the great issue of life is to harness the drum major instinct. It is a good instinct if you don't distort it and pervert it. Don't give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.


The Drum Major Instinct (1968)

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We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade. … And the great...

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We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade. … And the great...

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We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade. … And the great...

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We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade. … And the great...