Monday, January 17, 2011

My favorite MLK quotes

Here in the U.S. today is Martin Luther King Jr day.  A day where we recognize a man whose life's mission was for equal rights for all.  Here are some of my favorite quotes by him....

"Yet, in spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers."

"I have decided to stick with love...hate is too great a burden to bear."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

"Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals."

"The time is always right, to do what is right."

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."

There is so much beauty in Martin Luther King Jr's words, I hope that you seek and find it.