Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy MLK, Jr. Day!

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I selected a few of my favorite quotes by him. I hope you will read them, and let them sink in. I saved the best for last.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power, religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Clare said...

Those are amazing quotes. I have never really paid any attention to MLK Jr. Day (other than rejoicing that Joel has the day off!) but he was an incredible person. I will have to invest some time into that, and Josie will be a great age to cover it next year in school! Thanks for sharing.

Robyn said...

I had no idea he said so many inspiring things! Thanks for sharing:) Also LOVE the Bday background!!