Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotations

These are things that appeared on Facebook or e-mail today.
  • From Joe Mitchell (and The Episcopal Church):
    "Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for ALL your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen."
  • From Fr. Scott Russell:
    "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • From Rachel Swan:
    "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • From Ashley Wright:
    "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." -Martin Luther King, Jr
  • From Ingrid McIntyre:
    "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • From Juan C. Huertas:
    "Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • From David Meredith:
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • From Erin J. Warde:
    "Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. 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.
  • From IntegrityUSA:
    "Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group." Coretta Scott King, beloved wife of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • From Bridget Cabrera:
    "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • E-mail from the Center for Constitutional Rights:
    "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • From Becca Cramer:
    "If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • From Joshua Marsh:
    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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