Monday, January 16, 2012

The only US citizen...

to have a national holiday dedicated to him. You know of whom I speak, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Next to his "I have a dream speech", one of my favorite passages is:

"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composted music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.""
(Based on Ecclesiastes 9:10, Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...)

But perhaps one of his most profound quotes is, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

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