America paused to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. Here are a few words of King’s wisdom, every bit as applicable and important today as when he first delivered them.
“When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”
“Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.