“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. ”  – Jessica Dovey

“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 darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Strength to Love

Please note that I have corrected this quotation as the first part was incorrectly attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  However, I’ve added the following quote from him, which expresses a similar sentiment.

“Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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