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[Mr. King's Quotations Walk (English & Japanese)] Enjoy the spirit of "I have a dream"

by ThankYouSun

A month ago


by ThankYouSun

A month ago

Martin Luther KingIs in the United StatesProtestant BaptistI'm a pastor. At the same time he is a ministerAfrican-American Civil Rights MovementAlso known as the leader of.

For the activities of Rev. KingNonviolenceHe has left a number of sayings and episodes. The words he left behind will give you the clues you need to act with conviction and to live a positive life.

Let's take a look at what Rev. King really was, from his quotes, sayings, upbringing and episodes.

Martin Luther King's Quotations and Quotations

Martin Luther King's Quotations ① English / Japanese Victory of Love

★English: Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Japanese: Love is the only power that can turn an enemy into a friend.

★English: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Japanese: Darkness cannot be driven away by darkness. Only light makes it possible. Hatred cannot be driven away by hatred. Only love makes it possible.

It is said that love for God, love for people, and "love" are the greatest powers in the world. The greatness of the power of love is the teaching of Jesus Christ, and the faith preaching of Rev. King, a Christian missionary, is strongly spoken.

The source of light is God, and love is another name for light. Darkness cannot exist only in darkness, and it is only the power of light and the power of love that drives away darkness.

Also, even if you hit hatred against hatred, hatred will be amplified, but there will be no salvation. Envelop hatred with love. By doing so, the icy hatred will dissolve.

Martin Luther King's Quotations➁English / Japanese Sin of Silence

★English: The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

Japanese: The greatest tragedy is not the oppression or cruelty of the bad guys, but the silence of the good guys.

★English: Our lives begin to end the day we decide to become silent about things that matter.

Japanese: Our lives begin to end when we become silent about what is at stake.

Humans have a desire for self-preservation to be cute, but some may be tolerated.

However, even if you have a good heart that you think "you have to stop" when you see racism or excessive wrongdoing, it is the saddest thing to be silent from self-protection. is there. If you have a heart of love, you have a strong and passionate desire to break that silence with courage. It is a gem that is expressed in simple and strong words that life begins to end.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ③ English / Japanese Leader's Attitude

★English: A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
A true leader is not the one who seeks the agreement, but the one who forms the agreement.

Japanese: Rev. King, the leader of the African-American civil rights movement. It is a weighty word in the sense of sticking to his belief in love.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ④ English / Japanese Realize your dreams

★English: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. (Washington, D.C., Autust 28, 1963)

Japanese: I have a dream. It's my day4The dream is that young children live in a country that is valued not by skin color but by personality itself.

★English: Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.

Japanese: We have difficulties today and tomorrow. Still I have a dream.

A passage from Rev. King's famous speech. It seems that Rev. King's method of self-realization of love was to draw dreams and ideals and visions as Ali Ali and make efforts to realize them.

Also, as a way to overcome difficulties, you are always required to ask yourself "whether you have a dream".

Martin Luther King's Quotations ⑤ English / Japanese Importance of the first step

★English: Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Japanese: Do not doubt climb the first step. You don't have to see all the stairs. Anyway, take the first step.

There will be "faith in God" in the bag bone of this quote. Its strength comes out because it believes in God. And "going one step first" is explained as a methodology.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ⑥ English / Japanese How to adjust behavior

★English: When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

Japanese: When you are right, don't be too radical. Don't be too conservative when you're wrong.

Even if it is correct, if you emphasize it too much and become too radical, you may eventually lose your reason and become overkill.

In general, even if it is correct, if you overemphasize it and attack the other person, not in the case of Martin Luther King's activity, that thought may be imprinted on the other person's heart. Even if the opponent is bad from the beginning, it will be necessary to reflect on the part that caused damage to the opponent with strong words and deeds.

Conversely, when you're wrong, you have to apologize and reflect on it, but don't be too overwhelmed to hurt yourself and be too self-deprecating. Please tell me what you shouldn't do.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ⑦ English / Japanese Realize Justice

★English: The time is always right to do what is right.

Japanese: You don't have to look at the time when you do the right thing.

You must be determined about what you believe is correct. The words "reading time" and "seeing the time" are different. It is necessary to check whether there is any hesitation in the audible words of seeing the time.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ⑧ English / Japanese Confronting difficulties

★English: Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.

Japanese: We have difficulties today and tomorrow. Still I have a dream.

There are various difficulties in life, and if you throw them out, you will not be able to get out of them.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ⑨ English / Japanese Live Actively

★English: If you can't fly, run

Japanese: If you can't fly, just run.

There is a continuation of this quote. "If you can't run, you can walk, if you can't walk, you can swim." It is a powerful Kotodama to move positively and positively.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ⑩ English / Japanese Meaning of Living

★English: There is no point in living if you can't find the goal you want to achieve, even if you throw your life away.

Japanese: There is no point in living if you can't find the goal you want to achieve, even if you give up your life.

The goal that you want to achieve even if you risk your life is the goal that God desires. Respect for God, faith in God, will be necessary to find the meaning of life.

Martin Luther King's Quotations ⑩ English / Japanese I have a dream

★English: When a person dies, the effect of that person does not die.

Japanese: Even if a person dies, the influence of that person does not die. Even if a person dies, the influence of that person does not die.

★English:I Have a Dream

In Japanese, it means that I have a dream, but Rev. King made a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial and it became famous.
After the death of Rev. King, in the sadness of many African Americans, there was an American holiday called Martin Luther King's Day.

The background of Rev. King as the background of the saying

1929Year Atlanta, Georgia, USAIt was Rev. King who was born as the son of Baptist Rev. Michael Luther King.

It had the same name as his father, but later his father Michael renamed him Martin, and he renamed him as well,

In other words, Rev. King's name is Martin Luther King, Jr.

He was a civil rights leader and chose to follow the same ministerial path as his father after college.

By the way, he is a skipper15He became a college student at the age of.

Let's take a closer look at how he came to fight discrimination.

.. Received his first discrimination in his childhood

One day the mother of a white boy who lived in the house next door declared that she would never play with a black man.

Rev. King, who will fight discrimination,6He experienced the first discrimination in his life at the age of.

.. he suffers from racism

President LincolnByEmancipationWas declared, but discrimination against African Americans was not completely eliminated.

There was even a law prohibiting and restricting the use of public facilities by black people.

・・Montgomery Bus Boycott Case

1954In a year, a black man was arrested without giving up his seat to a white man, and Rev. King plans the Montgomery Bus Boycott campaign.

The court subsequently issued an unconstitutional ruling on the acceptance of racial discrimination, which led to a successful protest.

・ ・ Thorough non-violence

Partly due to his own pastoral background, he remained nonviolent, abandoning resistance.

It is said that this is not just a weak posture, but the aim of showing the lies of the rulers clearly all over the world.

・・I Have a Dream

King and his companions declare Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in Washington100We planned a big rally to commemorate the year.

AndI Have a DreamHe gave a famous speech including, and was praised for his simple content appealing for the elimination of racial discrimination.

Martin Luther King's Famous Episode

Rev. King, who worked to save African Americans from discrimination, has several famous episodes.

Here are some of the most impressive ones.

・ ・ The line that I have a dream was ad lib

I Have a DreamIn other words, the episode that I have a dream is inevitable when talking about him.

Actually, the manuscript prepared for the speech does not have this line, and it is said that he shouted in ad lib.

・ ・ It was difficult to hear the famous speech.

The audio equipment was destroyed by someone and can be said to be synonymous with him.I Have a DreamIt seems that it was difficult to hear the speech including.

An African-American singer who was called the Queen of Gospel in the audience,Mahalia JacksonThere was. She sings her singing in her condolences at the farewell ceremony of Rev. King.

・ ・ He liked listening to music

To his lifetime Rev. King,Ben BranchI had a friend of a musician named.

He was assassinated39He died at a young age, but the last word was for Ben.

It seems that he wanted Ben to play at his funeral.

The spirit of Rev. King who continues to give love and courage

As the saying goes, Rev. King hated silence and stopping, and he emphasized the attitude of moving forward.

Unfortunately, discrimination still exists after Rev. King's death, and some people are hurt by being mistreated somewhere on this planet.

But without his life-threatening and enthusiastic actions, it is predicted that the planet would be worse off in discrimination than it is now.

In addition, the selfless activities that took the life of Rev. King have continued to give the courage and dreams of living to many people of world freedom beyond the color of their skin.

In order to make his life positive and bright, I recommend that you use the powerful maxim he left as a motto.