1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    1214
  2. Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

    770
  3. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

    422
  4. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

    98
  5. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false, and the false with the true.

    97
  6. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

    89
  7. Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

    86
  8. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.

    86
  9. Hate is just as injurious to the hater as it is to the hated. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Many of our inner conflicts are rooted in hate. This is why the psychiatrists say, "Love or perish." Hate is too great a burden to bear.

    85
  10. Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.

    72

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