Enlightening Wisdom of Peace to Dispel the Darkness of a Conflict-Ridden World

Inspirational Words from Two Men of Wisdom and Peace

Two courageous and wise men.

Two great minds with a vision to overcome racial bigotry, social divisions and worldwide conflict.

Their ultimate goal was to unite all people of different race, religion and nationality.

They sought to inspire millions to turn their backs on ignorance and war, and to instead, walk towards “the promised land” of wisdom and non-violent protest.

They enlightened the world with their insights into Man’s problem with conflict and his continuing folly towards self-destruction.

Both became martyrs for peace when they were violently struck down by an assassin’s bullet.

Unfortunately, despite their noble efforts before their passing, the world, as of today, still remains tightly gripped by the Dark Spectres of ignorance and violence.

As these two great human beings continue to turn in their graves, this post will hope to both provoke our conscience and elevate our consciousness with their resonant message to us all.

Let us now remember their pacifistic efforts and learn a very important lesson, which is to improve ourselves with wisdom towards a peaceful existence and unity so that we can make this a better world for future generations to come.

The two men in question, if you didn’t know by now, were Mohandas Gandhi (1969-1948) and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).

Martin Luther King, Jr

Watch King’s Powerful and Inspirational “I have a Dream” Speech:

Watch King’s Prophetic and Emotional “Last Speech” Before His Tragic Death:

Mohandas Gandhi

Watch Gandhi’s Famous “One World” Speech Given in London 1931:

Watch The Impact Gandhi Made on the World:

Quotes of Wisdom and Peace

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

~ Gandhi

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”

~ Martin Luther King

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

~ Gandhi

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

~ Martin Luther King

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

~Gandhi

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

~ Martin Luther King

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

~ Gandhi

“Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.”

~ Martin Luther King

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.”

~ Gandhi

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

~ Martin Luther King

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

~ Gandhi

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

~ Martin Luther King

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

~ Gandhi

“Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.”

~ Martin Luther King

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

~ Gandhi

“Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.”

~ Martin Luther King

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”

~ Gandhi

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

~ Martin Luther King

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

~ Gandhi

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

~ Martin Luther King

2 Comments

  1. Two seminal figures not only of our time but of all time. Love the Gandhi quote that begins: “What difference does it make to the dead…” No difference at all.

  2. Jason Cooper says:

    Yes NP, two wise individuals who fought ignorance and barbaric violence with civilized peaceful intentions. Unfortunately, it seems very unlikely that we will ever see the likes of them at the present time.

    Most of us have been conditioned by society into thinking that life is perfect and that there is nothing great for us to achieve for ourselves and others…other than making money and attaining a celebrity image of course.

    Observing all this makes it so bloody hard to remain optimistic about humankind’s future, but I know I must not give up on this seemingly crazy journey of life-especially for my son, who can be a future revolutionary towards peace and wisdom in the world.