Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

The following quotes from our beloved freedom fighter, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are as pertinent today as they were when he spoke them, at least 45 years ago.  It now amazes me that he was only 39 years old when he was assassinated in the Spring of 1968. He had wisdom beyond his years.

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

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. [S]he who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."