"Fish without bicycle"(1973); Gandhi's "eye for eye"(1982); Eyes/England(1943)
bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Thu Jan 20 06:58:07 UTC 2005
>"AN EYE FOR AN EYE MAKES THE WHOLE WORLD BLIND"
>Did Gandhi really say this? The movie Gandhi did.
>(PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS)
>_Forgiving: A Kind Of Freedom_
>Glenn Collins. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Dec 27,
>1982. p. B10 (1 page)
>Gandhi's message is unequivocal: "If everyone took an eye for an eye, the
>whole world would be blind."
Or was it Martin Luther King?
Washington Post, Sep 21, 1958, p. E6
[Review of _Stride Toward Freedom_ by Martin Luther King]
Violence by Negroes, he says, is impractical: "The old law of an eye for
an eye leaves everybody blind."
New York Times, Jul 7, 1959, p. 30
"Nonviolence is the most potent weapon available to people in the struggle
for human dignity," Dr. King said. "The old eye-for-an-eye philosophy ends
up leaving everybody blind."
King was a student of Gandhi, of course (this is mentioned in the 1958
review), but I don't know if he attributed the quote to him.
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