I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism. Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, love is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. To return hate for hate does nothing but intensify the existence of evil in the universe. Someone must have sense enough and religion enough to cut off the chain of hate and evil, and this can only be done through love.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is one of my favorite King quotes – as my oldest son told me earlier today, today isn’t a day off, it’s a day on.

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  1. Charlene
    January 21st, 2008 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Oh, that’s a great quote. Thank you, Lauren!