Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Citar: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photograph by Barbara Read

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wisdom...

"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would still go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

"There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity."

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice."

"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly."

33 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I found this very interesting to read,

Enjoy your Sunday.
Yvonne.

shabby girl said...

Nice reminders! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Deborah said...

Rousing and wonderful words, a joy to read.
... and the photo is just glorious!

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i like the last quote! we are all interrelated -- so true!

T Rex Mom said...

Great posting. Thank you for remembering this amazing person today.

I often think how much more impact he would have made had he lived a longer life. Amazing how one person can shape a culture. One person can really make a difference.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

These words could not come at a better time! We need a leader like Dr. King to rise above the fray and show us how to be civil.

the wild magnolia said...

We need to remember! We need to pay attention to the pursuit of peace!

Great post!

The Write Girl said...

Dr. King was such an inspiring. May we continue the path towards peace and harmonious living in our every day lives.

Jenners said...

I hadn't seen some of these quotes before. Thanks for sharing them!

Veronica Lee said...

Great reminders!

Have a blessed Sunday!

Nature Lover said...

Beautiful Quotes!

khushi said...

Thought provoking quotes. Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom.

glnroz said...

absolutely...

Louisiana Belle said...

Love the quotes. Thank you for posting them. Dr. King was a very wise man.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

WOnderfully said. I love planting a tree no matter what tomorrow holds!

Christine said...

very beautiful, love the apple tree quote, made me smile :) happy monday to you!

L (& L) said...

"Tomorrow is today..." this one gives me motivation to make every moment count; make the most of every opportunity! Thanks for the MLK quotes--so timely and appropriate this week.

Blessings to you!

Randi said...

Like. Enough said. :)

nothing profound said...

Wonderful quotes! I especially like the one about the apple tree-such a positive faith in life.

Janna Qualman said...

I love that not only did my 8yo bring home a wise, wonderful poem by King, but that my 5yo recognized his name and said, "I learned about him!"

Jessica Heights said...

He was such an amazing man!

Vicky said...

Even two days late, reading these words resonates within. Some people, such as Dr. King, seem to have more wisdom than their somewhat short life would otherwise indicate. Truly inspiring- thanks for sharing!

Robyn Campbell said...

Love this, Kelly! It was also he that said, "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal." That's one of my favorite quotes.

Hope all is well, bff. I love you. (Having some health issues. DANG IT!

Paul C said...

"We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly." Most quoteworthy! I also really enjoy the image you provided.

Susan Fobes said...

I absolutely love that last quote Kelly! I'm going to copy it down...

Dan said...

Let's hear it for all the trees we can plant.

He & Me + 3 said...

Awesome! Love this.

Gerri said...

Fabulous!

H.K. said...

It took me many years to be interested in what happens in our country. Too many women and men have sacrificed their lives so that I would have the opportunity to vote and make a difference. Great post!

Kim said...

I watched the OPrah special on MLK and I felt so glad I did. In Canada we don't celebrate it but I really feel we should - it's like the last quote you shared - our destinies are all interrelated. I'm so happy to know you Kelly and every time I read what you write, I feel more certain that we were destined to be friends!

Michelle said...

That is SUCH a perfect painting to go with these quotes. The hint of sun peeking out to give hope - I love it!

Michelle said...

That is SUCH a perfect painting to go with these quotes. The hint of sun peeking out to give hope - I love it!

Margaret Bednar said...

I wondered who's blog had posted Dr. MLK Jrs quotes that inspired my poem... It was last week. Thanks!