Friday, February 20, 2009

choose ye



Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Expediency asks the question: Is it politic? Vanity asks the question: Is it popular? But conscience asks the question: Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular -- but he must take it simply because conscience tells him it is right.

~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~
from his address, "To Chart Our Course for the Future" (1968)


3 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Amen. Amen. Amen.

kath said...

and although those are the hardest positions to take they are ultimately the most satisfying ...

She said...

Yep. Amen.

I had a conversation with my kiddos the other day about why they are always trying to get away with things and why they don't seem to care what the right thing to do is! Fascinating!