04 April 2013

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. As the years since his death roll by, his words seem only more appropriate (and the quote about health care sounds like he could have made it today). 

Here are my 10 favorite MLK Jr. quotes: 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”

“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.” 

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.”

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” 

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” 

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” 

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” 

“The arc of the moral universe Is long, but it bends toward justice.”
I already gave to The King Center on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and since I can’t repeat charities, today’s $10 goes to an organization that pre-dates King, but certainly shares a similar purpose and mission: The NAACP, the National  Advancement for the Assn. of Colored People. Founded in 1909, it is the oldest civil rights organization in the U.S. 
April 4: NAACP
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P.S.: Sorry about the wacky white and black type. For some reason I can't fix it. Will endeavor to have it fixed by the time I post tomorrow. Thanks!

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