A Daily "Thought"

1/20/2013

Dr. King Remembered

Monday January 21 is the day that the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated.     What he did was beyond words.   He was an ordinary man who aimed to make a difference--by speaking out against injustice, against war and for love.    When he spoke out against Vietnam @ Dr. King on Beyond Vietnam, it is as if the same is ever more true about Afghanistan today as war rages on as the US is getting ready to withdraw.

Will we listen & remember?




Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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