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Why should we love our enemies? The first reason is fairly obvious. 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. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…

Another reason why we must love our enemies is that hate scars the soul and distorts the personality. Mindful that hate is an evil and dangerous force, we too often think of what it does to the person hated. This is understandable, for hate brings irreparable damage to its victims…

But there is another side which we must never overlook. Hate is just as injurious to the person who hates. 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.

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“Apparently, mental health experts are concerned that the gun control law might interfere with treatment of potentially dangerous people and even discourage them from seeking help.” – Stephanie Gelber

“More than 1/3 of drivers will use a smart phone while they are behind the wheel… and that’s just the drivers who admitted it.” – Brett Emison

“Research shows that sleep-deprived drivers take three times as long to react to traffic hazards. For comparison, that is actually longer than it takes a drunk driver to react.” – Tom D’Amore

“What’s more important? The cost of education or the competency of lawyers? Do we need to make this choice?” – Mark Bello

“The way I see it, as both an attorney and resident of New York, I am proud that Governor Cuomo has taken the lead on tougher gun measures, as some of the alternatives posed by the NRA and other gun toting fanatics, such as having armed guards in all of our schools to protect our children, are ludicrous.” – Gelber, again

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“I wasn’t aware that the profession had sunk low enough that we would ask unemployed lawyers to pay us for the chance to work, or even just to follow us around and watch us work” – Kevin Underhill

“In a jury trial, everything you say is for the benefit of the jury, whether it’s opening, closing or examining a witness. If you had a volume dial from 1-10, you should be between 4 and 6 during the trial.” – Karen Koehler

“It’s a undeniable fact that insurance companies are quick to deny responsibility for most of the damage its policyholders suffer from Hurricanes.” – Joe Consumer

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