Monday, January 18, 2010
martin luther king jr quotes | mlk quotes
Untuk menghormati perjuangannya, setiap hari Senin pada pekan ketiga bulan Januari, dinyatakan sebagai hari Martin Luther King, Jr. Hari libur nasional ini diresmikan pada 2 November 1986.
Here are 50 wonderful collection of martin luther king jr quotes | mlk quotes | Kumpulan Kata Bijak Martin Luther King Jr.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
(I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World, Special 75th Anniversary Edition)
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run the walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
"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."
"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 soul when we look the other way."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
"Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."
"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls. "
"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."
"Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people."
"Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others."
"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
"The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence."
"On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and 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 he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right."
"Only in the darkness can you see the stars."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation were they will not be judge by the color of their skin but by the content of their character ."
"the time is always right to do the right thing"
"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
"People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other."
"We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals."
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend."
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for."
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."
"Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
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."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"
""Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.""
"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."
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
"There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. "
"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
"As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course."
"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase."
"We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered."
"The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy."
"Everyone has the power for greatness—not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
"Free at last, Free at last, Thank go almighty we are free at last."
"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."
"The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice"