Monday, January 17, 2011

Mental Vitamins: Love Warriors

Today commemorates the character of a man whose efforts shaped history. Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to the civil rights movement. He was considered the leader in restoring dignity to humanity and left a legacy that encourages us to love.  He was a Love Warrior. While there are still human injustices occurring in our world today, he made significant progress and shared with us so many great words of wisdom. Here are a few memorable quotes from the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

 "The time is always right to do what is right."

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

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"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."

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

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

It's no wonder we have a day dedicated to this man. He lived an honorable life that emphasized the value of each individual. He is proof that one person can make a difference and that passion fueled by love accomplishes great things! May his legacy encourage us to be Love Warriors.

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