Monday, January 21, 2008
DR. KING DAY
I miss his words and his vision. We could use both in the world today.
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."
"A right delayed is a right denied."
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
"The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."
"Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
"The question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be."
"That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."
"The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."