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  • #1
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #2
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #3
    Edith Wharton
    “In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.”
    Edith Wharton

  • #4
    Horton Foote
    “I’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them...to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don’t ask quarters.”
    Horton Foote

  • #5
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles;
    Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.
    Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
    Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
    Expediency ask the question, is it politic?
    Vanity asks the question, is it popular?

    But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #6
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #7
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “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.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #8
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “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.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #9
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    tags: love

  • #10
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #11
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #12
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can't ride your back unless it is bent”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #13
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #14
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #15
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, cruelly mocked, but it an never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #16
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #17
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #18
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Find a voice in a whisper.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can't Wait

  • #19
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Without love, there is no reason to know anyone, for love will in the end connect us to our neighbors, our children and our hearts.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    tags: love

  • #20
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn't get written because someone knocked on the door.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #21
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “One of the grat tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying. A persistent schizophrenia leaves so many of us tragically divided against ourselves. On the one hand, we proudly profess certain sublime and noble principles, but on the other hand, we sadly practise the very antithesis of these principles. How often are our lives characterised by a high blood pressure of creeds and an anaemia of deeds! We talk eloquently about our commitment to the principles of Christianity, and yet our lives are saturated with the practices of paganism. We proclaim our devotion to democracy, but we sadly practise the very opposite of the democratic creed. We talk passionately about peace, and at the same time we assiduously prepare for war. We make our fervent pleas for the high road of justice, and then we tread unflinchingly the low road of injustice. This strange dichotomy, this agonising gulf between the ought and the is, represents the tragic theme of man's earthly pilgrimage.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love

  • #22
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideals hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #23
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Courage faces fear and thereby masters it”
    Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love

  • #24
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #25
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #26
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “But life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #27
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #28
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #29
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #30
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.



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