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

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

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  3. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

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  4. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

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  5. At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

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  6. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

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  7. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.

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  8. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

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

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  10. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

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