It’s Martin Luther King Day.
Instead of sharing my own thoughts, I wanted to share some of Dr King’s thoughts.
I hope you enjoy reading these short pieces of wisdom as much as I do. Now, more than ever, we need strong leaders who will work for peace, justice, cooperation and equality.
People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The time is always right to do what is right.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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.
Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.
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.
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.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!