News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Opinion

January 19, 2014

Readers’ Forum: Jan. 20, 2014

Reflections from the words of MLK

Let us celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today by reading these historical quotes from this great oratorical man.

• “All who call on God in true faith, earnest from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.”

• “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

• “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically. Intelligence plus character — That is the goal of true education.”

• “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

• “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

• “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look the other way.”

• “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenges and controversy.”

• “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

• “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of the spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”

• “Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of the economic injustice which makes philanthropy necessary.”

• “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

• “A right delayed is a right denied.”

• “Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.”

• “We refuse to believe there are insufficient funds in the great vault of opportunity of this nation.”

• “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

• “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertion and passionate concerns of dedicated individuals.”

• “Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illuminates it.”

• “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

• “The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization. It is time for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.”

• “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

• “Everybody can be great … because everyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verbs agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”

As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reflect on these quotes that we may sometimes forget.

— Pastor Dwayne Malone, Terre Haute

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Raw: Earthquake Rocks Mexico's Gulf Coast Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Mother of 2 Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad at 40 Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Gaza Official: at Least 100 Killed Tuesday Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza Raw: NH Man Held on $1M in Teen's Kidnapping
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity