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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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.


I posted the quote above on Facebook last night. A friend has since directed my attention to the passage of Dr. King’s from which that quote came.

She had seen the passage posted on Pema Chodron’s Facebook wall.

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.

~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message.


This post was written by Jeanne at http://chronichealing.com. Copyright © Jeanne — chronichealing.com. All rights reserved.


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2 comments

1 JennNo Gravatar { 01.18.11 at 1:06 pm }

Such a powerful quote. He was an amazing man. His example lives on and inspires us to choose love, even in the face of hate.
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2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 01.20.11 at 2:18 am }

Jenn,

He really was an amazing man. It’s very true; his legacy lives on!

Jeanne

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