Monday, January 19, 2009

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

Some quotes to ponder from Dr. King as we pause to remember a man who fought and died for civil rights in this great country.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. "

"Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul."

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."

"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. "

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. "

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

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."

Also an interesting article about how Dr. King was a Republican written by National Black Republican Association.