Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who Said It? **Updated

I have been cleaning out stacks of books in my bedroom today, and found a book of quotes and speeches of one of my
Heroes.
I picked out a few excerpts which seem to be pertinent to the current health care debate, the bailout of Wall Street, hatred and weapons at town hall meetings and political fighting. These quotes also sum up my political point of view.

"As long as there is poverty in the world I can never be rich, even if I have a billion dollars. As long as diseases are rampant and millions of people in this world cannot expect to live more than twenty-eight or thirty years, I can never be totally healthy even if I just got a good checkup at Mayo Clinic. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the way our world is made. No individual or nation can stand out boasting of being independent. We are interdependent."


"It is still one of the tragedies of human history that the 'children of darkness' are frequently more determined and zealous than the 'children of light.'"

"All too many of those who live in affluent America ignore those who exist in poor America; in doing so, the affluent Americans will eventually have to face themselves with the question that Eichmann chose to ignore: How responsible am I for the well-being of my fellows? To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it."

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."

Does anyone know who said this?

**Wow, I can't believe it took me so long to update this post! I always think I will do more blogging during the summer (and get my todo list knocked out), but the opposite happens. I typically get less then nothing done every year.

Yes, you are all correct ... Martin Luther King, Jr. is the answer. I have a book of quotes and speeches by MLK and I just love it.


9 comments:

Kate said...

I think it was Martin Luther King Jr.
~Kate

Martha said...

I don't know who said it, but I love the words, sister. Love it.

Amy R said...

Thanks for this post. Thanks also for challenging me to go look it up. Is the title of the book "Heroes?" Do you have the author? Thx

Anonymous said...

My first thought is Martin Luther King Jr. Could be someone like Eli Weisel though.

Donna said...

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."

Martin Luther King,Jr.
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That is one of my favorite quotes.

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