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On flotsam, jetsam and influence by Martin Luther King

 


AuthorMartin Luther King  (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader
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SourceAcceptance Speech at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, 10 December 1964 
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I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him.

Martin Luther King  (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader

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Quotations from Martin Luther King:

 Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King , (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader



 The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be ... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.

Martin Luther King , (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader



 If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, than he isn't fit to live.

Martin Luther King , (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader
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 Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.

Martin Luther King , (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader



 I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him.

Martin Luther King , (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader
Acceptance Speech at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, 10 December 1964 



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

Every society has its protectors of the status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions.

But today our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.

Martin Luther King , (1929 - 1968) American Civil Rights Leader



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