This is a day to remember, reflect and be grateful. It is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. whose holiday will be officially celebrated on Monday, Jan. 18.
These quotes are known widely, nonetheless, here are a few of his thoughts for your reflection –
- Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to re-educate themselves out of their racial ignorance.
- Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.
- Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- 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.
- Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.
- In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
- I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
- In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
- We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.