Again and again we hear people excuse their inaction in the face of cruelty and injustice with the declaration that one person can’t make any difference. They acknowledge that people are suffering but believe that the problem doesn’t really affect them or their loved ones. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a very different view, which I offer to you as today’s Thursday Thought quote.
- He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
- 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.
- In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
- Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
- Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
It’s time to speak up!