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Article Title: Sharing Some of Dr Martin Luther King’s Most Famous Words of Inspiration and Empowerment

Submitted by: Craig Lock

Category (key words): Martin Luther King Jnr, Love, Power of Love, Quotations on Love, Hope, Dreams, Peace, Inspirational Quotes, Inspiration, Empowerment ,Words of empowerment

Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com/

www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

www.breakdownbarriers.wordpress.com

www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com

Other Articles by the submitter are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981

(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management (how boring now, craig!).

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SHARING SOME OF DR MARTIN LUTHER KING’S MOST FAMOUS WORDS OF INSPIRATION AND EMPOWERMENT

from http://drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com/

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,

he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,

or Beethoven composed music, or

Shakespeare wrote poetry.

He should sweep streets so well

that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,

here lived a great street sweeper

who did his job well.”

- Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you want to say I was a drum major, say I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”
- Dr Martin Luther King, jnr

Let us for a moment reflect on the words of a leader who stood steadfastly for the values and for the causes of justice and freedom for all…

“Those who stand up for justice will always be on the right side of history.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” –

Martin Luther King, Jr

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

- Dr Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-1968, American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner in 1964)

“Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that…

Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

- powerful and inspiring words from Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men seek to perpetrate an unjust ‘status quo’, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice.” – Coretta Scott KIng from ‘The Words of Martin Luther King’ (London Collins Found, 1985 – Pg 51)

I am reminded of something Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr said not long before he was assassinated:

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible; but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, ALWAYS.”

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, 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.”

- Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer. There is no disease that enough love

To end off..

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, 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.”

- Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

Let YOUR spirit shine through embracing the light of love.

Be a spark that lights the flame of HOPE in others

Many small steps by many people will eventually reach their destination… their destiny.

Shared by craig (“incorrigible encourager and people-builder”)

“Be the very best person you can be with “loads of” FUN. Become the person you are CAPABLE of being … and ALL the person God, Our Creator intended and CALLED us to become.”

“When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing with hope.”

- “little old” me

“Let us build bridges rather than barriers, openness rather than walls. Rather than borders, let us look at distant horizons together in a spirit of acceptance, helpfulness, co-operation, peace, kindness and especially love.

About the Submitter:

In his life mission Craig hopes to encourage, motivate and inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials and live their very best lives. Craig believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual (and guiding) spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being.

Craig’s new e-book A Tribute to Dr Martin Luther-King, Jr is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007360X2O

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at 

http://drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com/

www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

www.breakdownbarriers.wordpress.com

www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com

“Uplifting, encouraging and empowering people through the power of words and thought energy. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world… for the better.”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED (electronically, or in print) “Faith is the pillar of strength that allows man to achieve the impossible, reach the unattainable and solve the unfathomable.”

Faith is the light that guides us through the darkness.”

- Emmett Fox

PPS

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking;
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

- Marianne Williamson

I love these words from Marianne Williamson as used by Nelson Mandela in his inaugeration speech as State President at South Africa’s first Democratic Election in 1994. I have admired and respected ‘Madiba’ for many years – for his “immense generosity of spirit”, graciousness and the nobility of his unique spirit of reconciliation”. And I have added a few lines of my own…

“Deep within us there is a flame that burns, and that flame is the spark of God. In some it burns brightly, in others it is barely distinguishable; but always it burns…and with love and acceptance the flame gets higher and brighter. We can help others to kindle this flame by seeing the good in them, even if they don’t see it themselves.”
- anon

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”

- craig

PPS
“If you want to say I was a drum major, say I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”
- Dr Martin Luther King, jnr
We can all be great…because we can all serve others in some way.”
- Mother Teresa and Dr Martin Luther-King, Jr

Drum Major Instinct Speech (excerpt from Youtube)

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,

he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,

or Beethoven composed music, or

Shakespeare wrote poetry.

He should sweep streets so well

that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,

here lived a great street sweeper

who did his job well.”

- Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

from http://drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com/

Martin Luther King Jr.

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

rAINBOW (touch)

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

from http://www.quietheroes.wordpress.com

Originally posted on Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I DREAM!":

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Article Title: Sharing Some More Thoughts (Inspirational) On “The War For Peace
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words/tags): Peace, “Inspiration, Inspirational Quotes, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Spiritual”, Spiritual Laws,
Law of Attraction, World Peace, Possibilities for Peace, Harmony (enough there now)

Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com.wordpress.com

www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com

www.buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

http://religiousunity.wordpress.com

www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com + so many others I can’t keep track (obsessive or WHAT!)

Other articles are available at:
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:
These writings (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

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Author: Sean O’Connor (and shared by Craig Lock)

Category/Key Words: Inspiration, Sean O’Connor, Love, Building Bridges, Breaking Down Barriers, Tearing Down Walls, Peace, Hope, Dream, Believe, College Herald, New Zealand Herald

Web Sites::http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig

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