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bighart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:07 PM
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One of my favorite MLK quotes, and it is as aplicable today as it was when he spoke it.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Strength To Love, 1963.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:08 PM
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1. + infinity.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:11 PM
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2. Powerful statement.
:thumbsup:

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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:26 PM
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3. That was my facebook update this morning.
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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:29 PM
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4. Thanks. I added it to my facebook status to honor MLK.
Very powerful words.

Hate is a very human response. When someone is hateful it is human nature to be hateful back. It requires active effort to break that cycle.
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GSLevel9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:49 PM
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5. that's a good one, I like it. Timely. nt
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GSLevel9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:29 PM
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7. I keep coming back to this quote...
It draws me back to the thread so I can reread it.

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lovemydog Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:09 PM
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6. thank you
That made my day. I try and remind myself of this every day.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:00 PM
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8. Mine is the one about "Keep moving forward"
Don't remember the exact wording, but it was something on the order of "If you cannot run, walk. If you cannot walk, crawl. Just keep moving forward; do not give up."

I've found this very powerful, resonating and applicable to my own particular path...
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bighart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:40 PM
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9. Where are the voices of reason like this in our time?
He was a man for his time and his words are so true for all time.
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