Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Favorite Quotes

I have these hanging on the wall next to my desk along with the Preambles to the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution as well as the best bits of The Gettysburg Address.

“A loosening of Morals leads to a hardening of hearts.”
Edmund Burke

“Turning the other cheek does not mean letting yourself get slapped around. Forgive but don’t let it happen again.” Me - if you knew my history, this is something I need reminding of.

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, 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 street sweeper who did his job well.” Dr. Martin Luther King

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.” Dr. Martin Luther King

“God is not merely interested in the freedom of brown men, yellow men, red men and black men. He is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.” Dr. Martin Luther King

“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.” Dr. Martin Luther King

If you have any suggestions along similar lines, feel free to post them in the (moderated) comments.

1 comment:

  1. Those are favorites...
    Too bad so many still get caught up in the "color of skin"...on BOTH sides! UGH.