Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Here's hoping!

Look at the facts of the world.
You see a continual and progressive
triumph of the right.
I do not pretend to understand the moral universe,
the arc is a long one,
my eye reaches but little ways.

I cannot calculate the curve
and complete the figure
by the experience of sight;
I can only divine it by conscience.

But from what I see 
I am sure it bends toward justice.

1857 sermon 
by Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister 
later admired by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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