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5 More Quotes in Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr

January 19, 2009

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”

“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.”

“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.”

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  1. January 19, 2009 11:53 am

    These are wonderful quotes. Thanks fro posting them.

    Did you know — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great admirer of the Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Dr. King nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.

    http://www.mindfulnessbell.org/letter.htm

    That link goes to the letter Dr. King wrote to the Nobel Institute.

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