Hope For a Brighter Tomorrow

Every year at this time I re-read some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s works and find special relevance in what we are experiencing today.¬†Below is an excerpt from his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.

This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow.

I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men.

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.

I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.”

РMartin Luther King, Jr. 
Nobel Peace Price Acceptance, 1964

 

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