Quotes of the Day for 21 March 2001 – Racial Discrimination
The United Nations observes this as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in commemoration of 69 demonstrators shot by police during a demonstration on this day in 1960 at Sharpeville, South Africa. It is also the anniversary of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama let by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr on this day in 1965. I've chosen a few quotes from Dr King.
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
We live together as rational human beings or die together as fools.
- All today's quotes are from Martin Luther King, Jr
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