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Quotes Ka to Kz


John F. Kennedy

 1917–1963

 35th President of the

 United States (1961–1963)  

 

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.




Soren Kierkegaard

1813-1855

Danish Philosopher, Theologian and Religious Author 

 

There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys; they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked out the sum for themselves. 


 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 15, 1929 - April 04, 1968

American Civil Rights Activist, Minister

 


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 one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right.

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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring. 


 

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