Monday, May 2, 2011

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‎"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." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

22 comments:

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Thank you so much for this quote. I feel this same way today and couldn't have said it better.

Katiebee said...

very well said~

xo

katie

Flaming Nora said...

Here here.
Over here too many people see all Americans as those partying at the death of another. I'm so glad to know you and to know this perception is wrong.
There are intelligent and compassionate people every where.

Bobo Bun said...

I felt glad to see your post and also the comment before mine. Whilst unbelievable atrocities have been committed I still feel uneasy at the idea of revelling in the death of another however evil.
X

gemmipop said...
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gemmipop said...

I have felt so uneasy today but I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Thanks for the quote.

Tania said...

I have had a vomity kid since the news hit so I haven't had a chance to properly formulate my response in my head. All I do have is an incredible sense of unease. A questioning of the ethics and morality that appear to have flown out the nearest window. A real sense of discomfort at the celebration.

Faeryfay said...

Agreed.

Deborah Raymond said...

I see the need for what was done, yet I still feel the same way you do. Thanks for posting this quote today.

craftytammie said...

well said, thanks for sharing that quote.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Spot on.

Colette said...

beautifully said

ecoMILF said...

All day I have been searching for these words. Thank you! xx m.

lifeshighway said...

a perfect quote and much the same my husband and I were saying to each other. (although not as eloquently).

linda said...

Thank you. I agree. Kind of embarrassed some are celebrating such a thing.

harmony and rosie said...

Words so beautifully put.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much, I totally agree xxBrenda

A Little Of This And A Little Of That said...

Thank you for this quote it helped me formulate my feelings into words.

quiltygal said...

Just found your blog & this quote how true death is never something that you should feel gleeful about & hate does breed hate which is why we are in the state we are in....might pinch this if thats ok...

Janee Lookerse said...

What an excellent reminder. Thanks Lola!

xoxo
Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

Tanya K said...

Hi Lola ;-) It's Tanya your neighbor.. just found your card and finally got around to checking out your blog- which is fantastic!! Anyway- your quote matches my sentiments exactly.... just so you know! t

Pia K said...

i also quoted this in blog last week. it's good to know that somewhere there's a grain of sanity and similar thoughts. and usually in the blogs we read somehow:)

hope everything is well with you and loved ones, seems like most of us have been living busy this year, there's sadly less and less room for reading and commenting on blogs i think:/ it would be nice with more interaction again, and perhaps more focus. hopefully soon...

xox