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 violence for violence multiplies violence,
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.

One Response to “Violence…”

  1. Leslie says:

    Such profound words by a remarkable man!! Dr. King, I wanted you to know I am featuring you on my humble little Blog today!! As part of a blog challenge I’m participating in we are supposed to take today and write about a woman who inspires us…for me that is you:) Here is a link to my blog in case you want to see…{it’s not done yet…should be up by 11 AM CST!!}

    Have a wonderful day!!!


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