February is probably most known for its middle of the month holiday - Valentine’s Day. The day of love.
It also happens to be Black History Month. So here’s our round up of our favorite quotes about love from some of our favorite civil rights activists, authors and leaders - to honor both ‘holidays’.
“Love is a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time,” - Dr. Maya Angelou
“Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.” - Toni Morrison
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Nelson Mandela
“Darkness cannot drive darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lastly, although Black History is widely celebrated some believe it shouldn’t be limited to only a month out of a year. Morgan Freeman sums it up by saying, “I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.“
Though we cannot agree more, we still honor these wise words and we end it with 1 Corinthians 16:14:“Do everything in love.”