Change the Hearts

From Dr Martin Luther King Jr's speech "The Other America" at Stanford University in 1967, thoughts on helping one another become better people:

... although it may be true that morality cannot be legislated, behavior can be regulated. Even though it may be true that the law cannot change the heart, it can restrain the heartless. Even though it may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, it can restrain him from lynching me. And I think that's pretty important also. And so while the law may not change the hearts of men, it can and it does change the habits of men. And when you begin to change the habits of men, pretty soon the attitudes will be changed; pretty soon the hearts will be changed. ...

(cf. Marble Steps (2008-11-06), MLK on Oneness (2015-01-30), ...) - ^z - 2017-11-30