A salute to Dr. King

My Favorite quotes from a legendary man

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.”

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.”

“It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools”

“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.”

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you for your strength, for your love, for your compassion, and for your good will so that we may all enjoy a brighter future together. If there is a promise land, I know that you are there. Your sacrifice did not go unnoticed. Your actions will echo in eternity.

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Just a guy with an opinion and some time on my hands trying to find out where the sidewalk really does end.

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