Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Struggle Justice Step Progress. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Day Children Character Equality. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. World Ignorance Stupidity Nothing. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Hope Disappointment Lose Never. In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Silence Words Friends Remember.
Top 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. View the list. The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. Good Silence People Bad People.
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. Peace I Am Justice Battle. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Light Man Darkness Walk. That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Love Man Revenge Conflict. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Good History Silence People. At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. Love Non-Violence Principle Center. Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
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Man You Hate Violence. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
follow Day Together Red Equality. Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system. Change Rich Way Know. The time is always right to do what is right. Time Brainy Always Right.
I was struck by how each of us used words with such varied levels of intensity, and also how our experiences of the event were so radically different. How could it be that I was frustrated, one of my partners was enraged, and my other partner was a bit peeved? I would never use this word to describe how I was feeling, but then again, I had never been that calm in an unjust situation.
Maybe he was on to something. Is it possible that the words we attach to our experience actually become our experience? Do words have a biochemical effect?
For the next few weeks after that meeting, I began to notice the different language patterns of others and how they magnified or softened their emotions. Can a change in words lead to a change in state? It was time to test this theory. I created a day challenge for myself. First, I would have to identify my emotional habits. Then, I would consciously replace these with a new word to break my default pattern of thought and feeling.
I got my first opportunity after a long series of connecting flights, all of which were late. I arrived at my hotel at 2 a. I waited another 10 minutes at the front desk while the clerk slowly searched for my name in the computer.
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The frustration compounded until it turned to anger. Just saying that word changed the tone of my voice and made the whole situation seem silly. The clerk looked at me in confusion before breaking into a big smile. I smiled back; my pattern was broken. As ridiculous and simple as it sounds, the replacement word broke my pattern of anger.
The emotional volcano building inside of me instantly cooled. Could it really be this easy? Just by changing the words we habitually use to describe our emotions, could we change our feelings and the quality of our lives? Ten days turned into a month and I can tell you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, it was a life-transforming experience.
We can be proactive in choosing our emotions—we can make experiences more pleasurable. This is how you create a choice instead of a habitual reaction. Transformational Vocabulary gives you the power to change your experiences in life by lowering the intensity of negative emotions to the point where they no longer control you.