Just some quick favorite quotes by one of my favorite men in history.


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

(My newest work email signature…Yes, I think this is applicable in situations as large as human rights to as small as my classroom.)

“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. “

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”