Today, January 17, 2011, is a day of remembrance as we celebrate the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In a world where hate and racial tensions seemed to on the brink of tearing this great nation apart, one man was able to use peace and love to bring millions together and unite for a common cause - the civil rights for all men and women, regardless of color.
In rememberance of Dr. King today, we would like to share a few words from this great man:
"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
"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."
"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."
..."I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"
May these quotes encourage you to get out there and make a difference in the world. This day is not just a day of reflection. It is a day of action.
The American School of Protocol® strives each day to help our graduates achieve their dreams. We receive countless calls from men and women who are seeking ways to better their communities by teaching character education to our youth. Let us all be inspired by Dr. King's message and never lose sight of our dreams!