...by the good people!

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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people!

Attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Comments (13)

Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Paul. I look forward to your inspirational quotes daily!!!

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people!

Attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 26, 2023 03:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS 

Jan 26, 2023 08:34 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Another one of Martin Luther King Jr quotes on life, progress, and freedom that has helped shape the progressive world we live in today. Powerful!

Jan 26, 2023 03:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I haven’t always been a fan but now I see the logic from his words Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Jan 26, 2023 08:36 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. It does not take a lot of pondering to get this message. It is immediate and yet so few of the good do anything about it. Enjoy your day.

Jan 26, 2023 04:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Unfortunately that is true Wayne Martin 

Jan 26, 2023 08:38 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I agree with that and believe that everyone should be held accountable for their actions.  It frustrates me to see people being allowed to do bad things over and over again.

Jan 26, 2023 04:44 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Indeed they do Brian England 

Jan 26, 2023 08:39 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The good being silent might mean they aren't really good after all.

Jan 26, 2023 04:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is a very interesting perspective Kat Palmiotti 

Jan 26, 2023 08:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, yes, yes! And of course it would have been Dr Martin Luther King, Jr who said it so eloquently.

Jan 26, 2023 04:58 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Like I said earlier, he did have great thoughts, that I never saw that perspective before Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jan 26, 2023 08:45 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Martin Luther King was an amazing person.  I was fortunate to follow him on his mission in the 60's. Bill 

Jan 26, 2023 05:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I never knew that Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Jan 26, 2023 08:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

This is such a poignant message. One the rings so true..only Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had the strength to say what many felt.

Jan 26, 2023 05:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Amen Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Jan 26, 2023 08:46 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

It is always the right time to do something right and that is speaking up about the things which are wrong. We should never be silent about that. Great photo of the sky.

Jan 26, 2023 07:36 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are a good person Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Jan 26, 2023 08:47 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I don't immediately recall this exact quote.  However, the words continue to have much meaning far after being spoken by Dr King.  

Jan 26, 2023 08:01 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I really do respect that perspective Michael Jacobs 

Jan 26, 2023 08:48 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and Martin Luther King, Jr came up with some great quotes to share with us.  Thanks for sharing this one again.


Jan 26, 2023 08:31 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for sharing your kindness my friend Will Hamm 

Jan 26, 2023 08:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

We cannot stand by when we see wrongs being done. If we do, we're no better than the offender. 

Jan 26, 2023 01:35 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is so very true Kathy Streib 

Jan 26, 2023 08:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those words are so true.  I think we have far too many examples of it lately.  Far too many are becoming complicit into ill deeds by their silence, or their association with.

Jan 27, 2023 11:36 AM