Tognoli Time


There is no doubt he was a driven, smart, compassionate and passionate man of God. There is no doubt he was a powerful leader who mobilized a movement that made the world a better place for all of us. There is no doubt he gave the ultimate sacrifice to make a change for good and love. Today as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., let's reflect on some of his timeless advice…to all of us.

  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
  • “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”
  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
  • “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  • “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  • “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
  • “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
  • “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
  • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.”
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

So…how are you doing with it?

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