Monday, January 18, 2010
In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Quotes from Dr. King
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”... See More
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”
“Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
“That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
“When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”
“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.”'
“A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.”
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."