Peace: Martin Luther King At Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the  ambiguities of history.

I have  the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three  meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their  minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I  believe that what self-centered men have torn down men  other-centered can build up

All those to whom beauty is truth and truth beauty – and  in whose eyes the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more  precious than diamonds or silver or gold.

-Acceptance Speech, Martin Luther King’s Acceptance Speech, on  the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964

This is snippet from MLK speech where the full speech can be found here.

Here is what I’m feeling at the moment:

There were people who believed peace was possible and it persisted with non-violent measures. Today, people say its not possible. In today’s time power is quantified by military complexes and status quo of superpowers.But I say, real power lays in conviction toward non-violence resistance toward peace.That really is in true sense peace. One always has a choice. One can believe what they want. One can change themselves. One can change the way other see things. We can give meaning to anything. The question really is do we or do you give meaning to war or peace?  It really is up to you.


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