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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:34 am 
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I got a quotation to my email few weeks ago.
It was something like: "If you dont have something to die for, you are not worth living".
Do someone recognize this and can tell me the exact quote?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:39 am 
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A man who hasn't found something to die for; he isn't fit to live.~Martin Luther King, Jr.


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That's surely a quote, but I meant to another one.. I remember it's not by M. Luther King..

It's something very similar to mine I just can't remember the exact words..


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Martin Luther King said those exact words. I read all his main quotes so that i know for sure. :idea:


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Enoch Bernard wrote:
Martin Luther King said those exact words. I read all his main quotes so that i know for sure. :idea:


I agree it's a similar quote but I remember the specific words: "worth living"
Maybe someone knows?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:05 am 
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It looks like the problem is that you are presenting a quotation that is too similar to one that is widely considered to be from Martin Luther King, Jr.
It's common that someone will paraprase something and give it a slightly different wording and twist, and then that one becomes theirs.
I call a group of quotations that say basically the same thing "concept quotes", but that's neither here nor there.
Here's some good stuff:

"My Mama used to tell me if you don`t have something to live for, then you best find something to die for."
-Tupac Shakur (unsourced)

Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest--whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories--comes afterward. These are games one must first answer.
~ Camus, Albert

"We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living."
~ Bourne, Randolph Silliman

The commandment is that you shall love, but when you understand life and yourself, then it is as if you should not need to be commanded, because to love human beings is still the only thing worth living for; without this life you really do not live.
~ Kierkegaard, Søren

Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.
~ Grayling, A. C. (Anthony Clifford)

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
~ James, William

He had an ambition. At worst, he could die for France. It is splendid
to have something to die for. It makes life worth living.
~ Hughes, Rupert (1872-1956) We Can't Have Everything

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr., (speech; Detroit, Michigan), June 23, 1963


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:30 pm 
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thenostromo wrote:
The commandment is that you shall love, but when you understand life and yourself, then it is as if you should not need to be commanded, because to love human beings is still the only thing worth living for; without this life you really do not live.
~ Kierkegaard, Søren


Amazing! Thank you.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:27 am 
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GuyG wrote:
I got a quotation to my email few weeks ago.
It was something like: "If you dont have something to die for, you are not worth living".
Do someone recognize this and can tell me the exact quote?
Thx.
Guy


This is from Martin Luther Kings speech

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:37 am 
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Its Just "life is not worth living unless you have found something to die for"


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Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:15 am 
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Poetreeman,
See, this is an example of hi-jacking a thread. You are apparently adding your own original work that has nothing to do with the original request or the context of the discussion. Your postings here should be deleted, and you should be placed in moderation (at the very least).
With Warm Regards,
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"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

That's another version of his great quotation.
thenostromo, thanks for sharing all the other wonderful quotations.
Regards, everyone. :)


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I knew i heard dollar tree! i thought he was talkinh about the store at first XD


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“Friendship is like a bank account. You can`t keep drawing on it without making a deposit.”


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I think the famous version of that quotes is the one by Martin Luther King, Jr. "A man who hasn't found something to die for; he isn't fit to live."


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