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 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 increase 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

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Date created: 24-Feb-04