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16th Jan 2012, 06:31 PM
Happy Martin Luther King Day!
I was so excited when I got up this morning and not just because it is a day off for many of us in the U.S.A., but because Google had a fitting tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do you admire him? What do you think was his most important message?
A true non-violent activist, there are so many good things he said that I'm glad there's a day to honor him. I thought it would be fitting to share some quotes by King.
"It is cruel to say to a bootless man that he should lift himself up by his own bootstraps. It is even worse to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps when somebody is standing on the boot."
16th Jan 2012, 07:23 PM
You want quotes?
We must move on to that mountain which says in substance, "What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world of means -- airplanes, televisions, electric lights -- and lose the end: the soul?"
I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
16th Jan 2012, 09:21 PM
Great idea for a thread, VdT.
"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."
"The time is always right to do what’s right."
I choose these last quotes, thinking of Iraq and Afghanistan and the drums beating now for war with Iran.
'This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.'
'We can no longer afford to worship the god of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. And history is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate.'
- from Beyond Vietnam
16th Jan 2012, 09:50 PM
You made me go and check Google - it doesn't seem to be on Google.uk. What a shame.
16th Jan 2012, 10:39 PM
Here Maxon, just for you: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes U.S. Google Search (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SKPC_enUS355US356&aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=martin+Luther+King+love+thy+enemies#pq=martin+luther+king+jr&hl=en&sugexp=pfwl&tok=-aEkT94gclgrcbeWgFa83Q&cp=23&gs_id=1a&xhr=t&q=martin+luther+king+jr+quotes&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&safe=active&rlz=1C1SKPC_enUS355US356&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=martin+luther+king+jr+q&aq=0e&aqi=g-e1g3&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=1ac5b1897ec389df&biw=1061&bih=715)
17th Jan 2012, 02:02 AM
MLK was brilliant, and so was making a post to honor him.
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
21st Jan 2013, 06:33 AM
It's Martin Luther King Day again! I like that there's at least one day to remember his work. Here's another quote to celebrate the day:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. "
21st Jan 2013, 09:11 PM
I liked these ones, but there were many that I liked.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
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