Quotable Sunday

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. Asoul generated by love. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~Robert F. Kennedy

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. ~Countess of Blessington

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. ~Carl T. Rowan

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank


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Peggy said...

Gosh , I just loved all your quotes today. They all spoke to me! If I have to pick, "The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all." is really good!
Happy Day today for you and your family!

LT said...

No way I could pick a favorite! You chose some wonderful ones, great post today!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Lots of great quotes today. My favorite is the one by Anne Frank...

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Happy Sunday!

shopannies said...

so true everyone wants to change the world but they never think of changing their selves if they looked in the mirror more often perhaps the world would not need changed

Martha in PA said...

Very hard to pick just one... I will go with this as my favorite, as I ran acrossed it earlier this week and it made me stop and think!
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

Msslaydbug said...

I love all these quotes ! This one was my favorite
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

I hope you have a wonderful week !

Aimee said...

I just love all of the quotes today!

Tesa said...

I love reading quotes. These are wonderful ones, very impactful.

Becca said...

I really like all of your quotes!! I witnessed some blatant "classism" (for lack of a better word) today and it just made me so angry!!!

sheila said...

Wow, I really like the Carl T. Rowan quote!

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