1963. seldom do I pause 2answer criticism of my work &ideas. if I sought 2answer all..
victims of a broken promise
freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, must be demanded by da oppressed
ominous clouds of inferiority beginning 2form in her little mental sky, &see her beginning to distort her personality by developing an unconscious bitterness towards white
when you are forever fighting a degenerating sense of "nobodies" -then you'll understand
anxiety over our willingness to break laws
one has moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Augustine: unjust law: no law at all.
a just law is man made code that square with the moral law or law of God. eternal truth
law that uplifts human personality: just. any law that degrades human personality: unjust.
sometimes a law is just on its face &unjust in its application.
higher moral law was at stake (some things are more true).
academic freedom is a reality today bc socrates practiced civil disobedience. b tea party
everything Adolf hitler did in Germany was "legal." it was "illegal" to aid &comfort a jew
(true test of character: reject apathy).. if I lived in communist where principles suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying country's anti religious laws. <333
devoted to "order" than to justice; prefers a negative peace : communist
lukewarm acceptance is such more bewildering than outright rejection .
merely bring to surface, hidden tension already alive. where it can be seen &dealt w/
society must protect the robbed &punish the robber. (there is no "Sweden" /libertarian).
the teachings of Christ take time to come to earth
have to repent in this gen not for the hateful words /actions of bad, but silence of good.
human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; comes through tireless efforts of men willing to be coworkers with God, &w/o this hard work, time itself becomes ally of forces of social stagnation. time is always ripe to do right. (2nd law of thermo /gravity).
force of complacency, made up in part of Negroes; so drained of self respect..
profit by segregation, have become insensitive to the problems of the masses.
something within has reminded him of his birthright of freedom
was not Jesus an extremist for love ? Amos ? Paul ? Martin Luther ? Abe Lincoln ? TJ ?
if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.