NSHE Notes
by Chancellor Dan Klaich
January 19, 2015

As we celebrate the national holiday honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I think it is important for us to pause and remember the words and teachings of this great man.

  • "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 can't see the whole staircase."
  •  "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
  • "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
  • "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."
  • "I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear."
  • "Let no man pull you so low as to hate him."
  •  "There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right."
  •  "Only in the darkness can you see the stars." 
  • "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."
  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

And for those of us entrusted with the flame of education during our fleeting time of service: 

  •  "Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."


Thank you, Dr. King.


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