I thought it might be appropriate today to post some quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King’s impact certainly extends to laws that affect nonprofit organizations, and the right, if not the responsibility, of nonprofit charitable organizations to lobby in furtherance of their respective missions.

“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.  It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.  I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed – ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.”

“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.”