Monday, January 20, 2014

Quotes of the Day...

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.

                        * * * * *

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than

sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

                         * * * * *

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved

in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

He who accepts evil without protesting against it

is really cooperating with it.

                          * * * * *

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but

a molder of consensus.

                           * * * * *

I look to a day when people will not be judged

by the color of their skin,

but by the content of their character.

                           * * * * *

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.

                           *  *  *  *  *
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for

those who remain neutral in times of

 great moral conflict.

                       *   *   *   *   *

A lie cannot live.

                        *   *   *   *   *

The first question which the priest and

the Levite asked was:

'If I stop to help this man,

what will happen to me?' But...

the good Samaritan reversed the question:

'If I do not stop to help this man,

what will happen to him?'

                      *   *   *   *   *

If we are to go forward,

we must go back and rediscover those precious values -

that all reality hinges on moral foundations and

that all reality has spiritual control.

                     *   *   *   *   *

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

I can never be what I ought to be until

you are what you ought to be.

This is the interrelated structure of reality.

             *   *   *   *   *

There is nothing more tragic than to find

an individual bogged down

in the length of life, devoid of breadth.

              *   *   *   *   *

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience

tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts

the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse

the conscience of the community over its injustice,

is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

                 *   *   *   *   *

We will have to repent in this generation

not merely for the vitriolic words and

actions of the bad people,

but for the appalling silence of the good people.

                 *   *   *   *   *

Property is intended to serve life, and

no matter how much we surround it

with rights and respect,

it has no personal being.

It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

             *   *   *   *   *

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.

              *   *   *   *   *

Philanthropy is commendable,

but it must not cause the philanthropist to

overlook the circumstances of economic injustice

which make philanthropy necessary.

                *   *   *   *   *

Everything that we see is a shadow

cast by that which we do not see.

                 *   *   *   *    *

All progress is precarious, and

the solution of one problem brings us

face to face with another problem.

Never forget that everything Hitler did

in genmany was Legal.

              *    *    *    *    *

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and

importance and should be undertaken

with painstaking excellence.

               *    *    *    *    *

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable

Every step towards the goal of justice requirs

sacrifice, suffering, and struggle

The tireless exertions and passionate concern of

dedicated individuals.

                  *    *    *    *    *

The time is always right to do what is right.

                   *   *   *   *   *

What ever your life's work is do it well.

A man should do his job so well that the living ,

the dead,and the unborn could do it better.

----- Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.