Martin Luther King

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

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

“Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.”

“When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”

“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.”

“Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.”

“There was a time when the church was very powerful. It was during that period when the early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town the power structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being “disturbers of the peace” and “outside agitators.” But they went on with the conviction that they were “a colony of heaven,” and had to obey God rather than man. They were small in number but big in commitment.”

10 thoughts on “Martin Luther King”

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  2. I tend to be very cynical about America and the Idea of America, but it’s good to be reminded that even as flawed as the country is, there is still a national holiday in this man’s name. Hope springs.

  3. I’m intrigued by what Jenny said. What do you mean about “the idea of America?” I’m curious about the perspective of an outsider.

  4. Hey! I just watched “Canadian Bacon”, with John Candy the other night, and I don’t think those crazy Canadians have much room to talk… I mean really! You ever watch the South Park Movie? Those Canadians are a pretty crazy bunch themselves!hehehe…

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