“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
When you search for that sentence on Google, you’ll get about 3,700,000 results — most of which attribute the statement (sometimes as a paraphrase) to Martin Luther King Jr. But can anyone find a source for that citation? I have searched on the King Institute web site — probably the most comprehensive collection “of King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts” — and found nothing resembling that sentence.
Can anyone shed any light on the history of this famous quotation?
Many thanks to Bronwyn for raising this interesting query.