Happy Birthday to the King

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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. A random fact about me is, I LOVE Dr. King. He was a Baptist minister, a civil rights activist, and an amazing speaker. He mixed politics with religion in a healthy way. He was amazing. This is one man that I cannot wait to meet in heaven.

[For you debbie downers out there who are going to comment on this and tell me that Dr. King was a terrible human and cheated on his wife, please remind yourself of the sin in your life. Kthanks.]

Also, the national holiday is on my birthday this year! Growing up I’d have the day off from school, but I’m not taking a class so I’m going to sleep in and make an omelette! Or something. I don’t know. I’m just making this up. I really don’t have a birthday. Who is Dr. King? Just kidding. Just kidding. Just kidding. bahahaha. :)

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

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.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

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 straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

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

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