Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Soul Searching from Dr. King

Truthfully, I got. . .not much today. SSSSssssssssoooooooooo, as the election nears, I pass on to you deep thoughts from Martin Luther King, Jr. Honestly, this is not political as much as "life advice" from a great man, but I do think these things are interesting to think about in terms of how we vote, what ideals we pass on, etc. (And before some of you Type A people remind me, yes, I am aware that every quote in the world eventually gets cited to Dr. King and then Mother Theresa. These came from an online site--just humor me, ok?)

Again, Dr. King is always good for some soul searching. . . ENJOY!

  1. Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

  6. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

  7. All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

  8. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

  9. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

  10. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

  11. Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?Expediency asks the question - is it politic?Vanity asks the question - is it popular?But conscience asks the question - is it right?And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.

  12. If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo 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 streetsweeper who did his job well.

Have a wonderful day! I'm going home to clean my house. . .yea, me!


Amy said...

Great post and I'm cleaning my house today too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel, have had some computer complications the past couple of days. Just catching up on Posts. The deep thoughts from Martin Luther King, Jr. are my favorites, personally AND politically. I don't need to "Humor you". This was a GREAT post! REMEMBER YOUR VOTE COUNTS NO MATTER WHAT.
Your friend, Lori