Monday, January 21, 2013

Quotes from Dr. King

In my reading today I’ve been reminded again of the brilliance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – who we honor today.  If you’ve never read (or haven’t read recently) his letter from a jail right here in Birmingham (that he wrote 50 years ago this spring) you should stop and read it right now – Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

There are enough great quotes from Dr. King to spend all day posting, but here are a few that inspire me.  I hope they might inspire you, too.

 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”

“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.”

“A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.“

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

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