January 21, 2008 is a legal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is a day in which we should take a moment (or longer) and pause…and think of the teachings of
Dr. King. His legacy, his goals and how he affected our society will be remembered forever.
What if Dr. King were alive today? What would he think of the USA or San Jose? The war in Iraq? What more could he have done—would have done? Could he have accomplished more?
Below are quotes by Dr. King:
“A right delayed is a right denied.”
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.”
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
“It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”
“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.”
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
“The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.”
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
“Something is wrong with capitalism as it now stands in the United States. We are not interested in being integrated into this value structure. A radical redistribution of economic and political power is necessary if we are to meet the needs of the poor in America.”