Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., USA

Civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. (The first sentence of the following quote is attributed to Jessica Dovey; the rest to Dr. King.) (1929 - 1968)

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., USA

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