“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
H. G. Wells
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices”
Henry David Thoreau
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
I have been invited to participate in the “3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge” by Zanthee https://tasmatron.wordpress.com , who writes an excellent blog. Please take the time to check out her blog, and thank you so much for the nomination, Zanthee!
1.) Once a day for the next three days, choose a quotation, and write a little about it.
2.) Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their site.
3.) Nominate 3 other bloggers for the challenge, and let them know about it.
“Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream things that never were and ask why not?” George Bernard Shaw
I have used this quotation previously on my blog, but I value its meaning so highly that I will begin with this one. Shaw said it first, and then Bobby Kennedy used it in his 1968 run for the Presidency of the United States of America.
This quotation shows idealism and the understanding that the world need not be as it is and that not only is it possible to imagine other ways, often better approaches to problems, but also that such idealism represents the morally correct approach to life. As a society, we need to imagine a better future and then try to find ways to implement a more positive society. We need optimism, courage, hope, and strength to face the challenges of our world.
Mitch Teemley http://mitchteemley.com
Kate M. Colby http://katemcolby.com/
Once again, thank you to Zanthee!