Quote of Note #142: The Poison of Hate


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“Hate is just as injurious to the person who hates. 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.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1963/2010, page 48.

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