Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is difficult. Staying strong in an atmosphere where you’re being threatened and harassed, when you worry about your own and your family’s survival – I can’t imagine what substance that takes. I can’t imagine what it felt like to walk around with that sort of fear always gnawing at you. And to stand up still, every day and work, work to change the face of the world for your children, that takes so much substance of character and force of will, very few people could possibly stand up under that sort of pressure.

Happy MLK Day everyone.

3 comments to “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

  1. Joy Roach
    January 19th, 2009 at 9:59 am · Link

    What’s sad is that some people are still in that position.

    Happy MLK day to you too, Lauren 🙂

  2. limecello
    January 19th, 2009 at 12:57 pm · Link


    Happy MLK day, everyone!

  3. Stargirl
    January 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm · Link

    Happy MLK day!