The ultimate weakness of violence
is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil,
it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie,
nor establish the truth.
Through violence you murder the hater,
but you do not murder the hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
Returning violence for violence
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.