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10 OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said (VID)

We’ve all heard piece of the “I Have A Dream” speech from the historic March on Washington. The popular DJ and vlogger Jay Smooth put together a video of some of the less-quoted passages from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including some pointed criticisms of the Vietnam War and on the riots that rocked America’s cities in the 1960’s.

WATCH:

1. Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

 

2. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

 

3. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

 

4. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

 

5. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

 

6. A riot is the language of the unheard.

 

7. Don’t let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. I can hear God saying to America, “You’re too arrogant! And if you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I will place it in the hands of a nation that doesn’t even know my name.

 

8. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours.

 

9. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

 

10. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. And justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.

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