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Martin Luther King Jr. on taking positions that are neither safe, nor politic, nor popular.

16 January 2012

“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 it’s right.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

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