Happy Birthday, Reverend King

“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. So, in honor of the 88th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, I’m just going to share some of my favorite quotes.

“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.”

Enjoy the remainder of the weekend (for many of us in the US it is a long weekend courtesy of the Monday Holiday meant to honor him).

Photo taken at the King memorial in Washington, DC.

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