"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 hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction." (cite)
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." (cite.)
At a time when white America had forfeited its right to expect from black Americans anything but rage and hatred, by some miracle all America got Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. May we all endeavor to deserve this astonishing and improbable gift.