Quote by Martin Luther King Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light ...”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The phrase " violence begets violence " or "hate begets hate" means that violent behaviour promotes other violent behaviour, in return. The phrase has been used since the s. Violence begets violence is a concept described in the Gospel of Matthew , verse Martin Luther King Jr. Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding.