Wednesday, October 28, 2009

29-10-2009 Martin Luther King Jr.

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."

"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."

"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. "

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love."

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. "

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. "

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

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Clergyman and a African-American activist, he was shot for his work as an activist and is recognised as a martyr by two christian Church's.

Monday, October 26, 2009

27-10-2009 Lemony Snicket

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."

"Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another."

"Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like."

"Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator."

"If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats."

"It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things."

"Well-read people are less likely to be criminals."

"Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women."

"One of the world's most popular entertainments is a deck of cards, which contains thirteen each of four suits, highlighted by kings, queens and jacks, who are possibly the queen's younger, more attractive boyfriends."

"It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right."

"But there are times in this harum-scarum world when figuring out the right thing to do is quite simple, but doing the right thing is simply impossible...."

Lemony Snicket, is a pen name used by Daniel Handler. He was born in San Francisco California, in 1970 he came from a Jewish background and considers C.S Lewis to be influence. He claims to be a Secular Humanist saying; "I'm not a believer in predetermined fates, being rewarded for one's efforts. I'm not a believer in karma. The reason why I try to be a good person is because I think it's the right thing to do. If I commit fewer bad acts there will be fewer bad acts, maybe other people will join in committing fewer bad acts, and in time there will be fewer and fewer of them".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

22-10-2009, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.

Biography: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a composer from Austria, (Then part of the Holy Roman empire) and a strong follower of the Lord. He already played and composed music on both the Piano and Violin at the young age of five. He is recognised as one of the best composers in history, the Michelangelo of music.

Dan B