“…But there is another way. And that is to organize mass non violent resistance based on the principle of love. Where there is something about hate that tears down and is destructive, there is something about love that builds up and is creative. Love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe.
When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love. But you seek to defeat the system. You just keep loving people, even though they’re mistreating you. I’m foolish enough to believe that through the power of this love, somewhere men of the most recalcitrant bent will be transformed.”
Edited from a November 17, 1957 sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr.