“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” Martin Luther King, Jr – Atlanta, GA 1967
The world is a troubled place, still, and the US seems to be suffering an abundance of misplaced anger and unnecessary fear. So, in honor of the 87th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, I’m just going to share some of my favorite quotes.
Enjoy the weekend (and for many of us in the US a long weekend courtesy of the Monday Holiday meant to honor him).
“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind”
“Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts”
“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right”
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final say in reality. Right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant”
“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.”