“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.
“The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life.

-Martin Luther King, jr., Strength to Love, chapter 3

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  1. The trick is to have no prestige or position in the first place. If you do happen to have it, then get rid of it, for it’s a noose around your neck. Be the lowest of all men and look up to everyone. Don’t see giving of yourself to others as a chore, or even a responsibility. See it as an honour.

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  2. I’m not sure that the following quote is all that relevant to anyone else, but I add it anyway, because it make’s beautiful sense to me ….

    “I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.”

    – Henry Miller

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