Falcone's Crossroads

Where This Meets That

Things are busy around the Falcone household, so in lieu of the Monday Jump and in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., here are several of my favorite quotes from him.

Falcone's Crossroads

1929 – 1968

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.  Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.  Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.  Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”

“The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.”

“And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.”

“Now there is a final reason I think…

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2013 by in Philosophers' Row, The Monday Jump.
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