Martin Luther King Jr. Quote – Correct Version With Source

In case you’ve seen the Martin Luther King, Jr., quote circulating on Twitter and the web, and found out it was slightly edited, here’s the real version.

The full title of this book, published in 1967, is “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

The correct quote:

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

I think that the misquote that’s been making its way around the Sphere is probably a result of editing someone’s own thoughts into Dr. King’s thoughts. Nothing intentional. 🙂

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4 Responses to “Martin Luther King Jr. Quote – Correct Version With Source”

  1. magwep Says:

    Oh – here’s the misquote:

    I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

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