“I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction,” King said in his acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality,” he continued.
“This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow.”
From “Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day” – Al Jazeera News
Painting: “My Brother’s Keeper”, 2017 by Haitian Artist, Watson Mere