Tuesday, January 16, 2007

US remembers King

On Monday the United States celebrated the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy of bringing civil rights to all.

Given the daunting challenges facing a globalised world today, Martin Luther King's desire for peace and non violence should focus the attention on the savagery of violence in several parts of the world.

Here are some of King's quotes.

1-"One of the great problems of mankind is that we suffer from a poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance."

2-"The means by which we live have out distanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has out run our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

3- "One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change."

4-"The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually."

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