Friday, December 10, 2010

A few of my favorite quotations..

I figured after my rant last night, I needed something uplifting to lead me into the weekend. So, I am going to share some of my favorite quotes from someone that I have always looked up to and respected with his ability to turn the other cheek and use words instead of violence. Patience is something I lack and am always working on, as well as ways to better control and redirect the rage I feel for those mistreated.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(If only, more people met the world/day with love instead of hate)

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(he sure was one smart man)

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. MLK, Jr. (word)

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Martin Luther King Jr. (easy to say, hard to manage)

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King Jr. (I wish I was as smart as him)

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr. (This I take seriously)

and which leads me to one of my all-time favorite quotes by another wise wise man.

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
-Elie Wiesel

Who do you look up to for words of wisdom and that has possibly a little more grace than yourself to handle situations when anger and rage are all that you can focus on?

Have a fabulous weekend!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

When I read your post last night, I was not sure what you were referencing, but then I saw an article that someone has posted on facebook. How awful. I just feel bad for her family - it's tough enough to grieve the loss of a parent, let alone put up with venomous protestors. What a disrespectful and hateful thing to do.

I don't have alot of scripture memorized but I do tend to look at scripture reading when I need to find peace/solace.

Amber said...

You've listed some wonderful quotes here that really make me think! I hadn't heard a lot of these before - thanks for sharing!

BookQuoter said...

These quotes are beautiful. Thanks.