Monday, January 18, 2010

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr
I would like to dedicate this post to some of his most empowering words of wisdom...

"I have a dream"

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools"

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation
of such a method is love"
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere
ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men"

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convienence, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy"
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death"

"We must combine the toughness of the serpent, the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart"

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

PeAce LOve Art & sOuL
Denise Vasquez

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