quotes tagged with 'expediency'

On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and 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 he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr, Source: Address at SCLC Ministers Leadership Training ProgramSaved by Doc in politics safety fear right conscience popularity cowardice expediency vanity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it polite?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a point when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor polite, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr., Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in right conscience morality popularity cowardice expediency polite vanity position 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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