Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr.

As a young girl I remember reading about him in books and watching documentries on his life. When I think of him, I think of someone that has courage, faith and dreams. I know it has been over 43 years since his death, but I pray and hope that we will never forget him and all that he accomplish. I admire him and thankful for what he did for Blacks freedom and standing up against injustices. In the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. I have decide to post his quotes. Another thing I love about Dr. King is that his words were so powerful and meaningful.

“There are more Negroes in jail with me than there are on the voting rolls.”

“Throughout the struggle for racial justice I have constantly asked God to remove all bitterness from my heart and to give me the strength and courage to face any disaster that came my way.”

“Racism is a sickness unto death.”

“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.”

“We are entering deeper nights of social disruption in our country, we have the resources to solve our problem. But the question is, do we have the will?”

“We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one.”

“Some of us bear the burden of trying to save the soul of America.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.”

“Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding, and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”

“We have allowed our civilization to outrun our culture, and so we are in danger now of ending up with guided missiles in the hands of misguided men.”

“I speak out against this [Vietnam] war not in anger, but with sorrow in my heart and, above all, a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as a moral example to the world.”

“There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of depth.”

“When the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, ‘There lived a great people, a black people, who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization."

"A right delayed is a right denied."

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."

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