VIRGINIA LUCAS HART

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

"I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law."

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

"Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress."

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

"Seeing is not always believing."

"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?'" 

"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."

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'"

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."

"Life's most urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

until next time,

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