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50 years ago today…

It was 50 years ago today that the March on Washington took place. It inspires me still. The below link is a clip of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous speech. You’ve likely heard it, seen it, or read it before. But in the event you haven’t (or even if you have), here it is for your inspirational pleasure.

Five Quotes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”

“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.”

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”

The above words, I believe, are just as pertinent today as when they were first spoken…maybe even more so. To read more in the Five Quotes series, click here.

Urban Simplicity.