Martin Luther King, Jnr. said that people usually need to see a conviction in order to understand and follow, when he stated:
“People are often led to causes and often become committed to great ideas through persons who personify those ideas. They have to find embodiment of the idea in flesh and blood in order to commit themselves.” (Feb. 13, 1961).
This quote appears in Martin Luther King, Jr. On Leadership by Donald T Phillips, which is reviewed at Reviewing Books and Movies.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Front cover of Martin Luther King, Jnr. on Leadership.