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Monday, February 25, 2013

Meditations LXVIII

From Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations":

“Meekness is a thing unconquerable, if it be true and natural, and not affected or hypocritical. For how shall even the most fierce and malicious that you conceive, be able to hold on against you, if you will still continue meek and loving unto him?”

Kill'em with kindness... Too often I have seen people try to meet hatred and anger with equal hatred and anger. These two fires only feed each other. The best way to throw cold water on such a situation is meekness. Many people wrongly think that meekness is weakness, but in truth, meekness always overcomes anger and hatred, and thus it is more powerful. This was the eternal message of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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