Thursday, 24 January 2008

Nice Quote

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"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. ... Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 comments:

  1. SPLENDID quotations, M!!!! ;-D VERY powerful!

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  2. So very true. The more focus we have on something, the more quickly it is sure to multiply. It has always been that way, and will always BE that way.

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  3. One of my all-time favorite quotes and one I try to live by especially when trying to develop compassion for the purveyors and profiteers of war. Only today my dear ma reminded me again of the importance of loving those who do harm. Thank you for posting this.

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