Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK jr

I heart MLK jr. not only did he dedicate his life to a higher cause, but he insisted on non violence. 
Lots of people helped him along the way, but he had a great deal of personal sacrifice, jail time, and 
personal threats, including some who felt he should not address the Vietnam issue. 
King spoke the truth & openly stated this country as one of the greatest purveyors of violence. 
He did not shy away from the truth & worked hard to get to civil rights. 
Peace, Justice, & equality today still remain issues that must be dealt with. 

“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 
 Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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.”
― Martin Luther King , Jr.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and postive action.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“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.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

* P.S. Congratulations President Obama, sure glad today is YOUR inauguration & not Mitt Romney's. Way to go re using executive orders for good & not evil.
You have my full support on taking action re the gun madness in this country.
You are right- we can;t tolerate this anymore (random gun massacres). We need to change.

1 comment:

Life As I Know It Now said...

A nice tribute to a great man.

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.