Ethics Quote of the Day: Rev. Martin Luther King (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and 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 he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”

—-Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in his Feb. 6, 1968 speech in Washington D.C. entitled “A Proper Sense of Priorities.”

3 thoughts on “Ethics Quote of the Day: Rev. Martin Luther King (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

  1. I don’t know if I heard this some place else and most likely I did but when I think of Rev. King I always think “Washington secured the Republic, Lincoln preserved the Republic and King fulfilled the Republic.”

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