A Dr. King Eleventary


“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.”

“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.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

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

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

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“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.”

Comments 2

  1. Jack Kenny

    Dr. King also said, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” He said that as he began his public and persistent opposition to the war in Vietnam. But is also true of the
    millions of people who are opposed to the legal killing of some 4,000 innocent babies in abortions in the United States every day, but neither act on nor give public voice to that opposition. Many of them even vote for “pro-choice” politicians. Writing about the scourge of racism in his famous ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King declared that we shall have to answer in our time, not only for the hateful and despicable acts of the bad people, but also for “the appalling silence of the good people.” The same is true of the slaughter of the innocents by abortion that covers itself with the fig leaf of “choice.”

  2. Ed Straka

    One would think that after all the Pro-Life demonstrations during the 80s & 90s it would be common knowledge/practice amongst the Church that “Roe” was the wrong road…

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