In its simplest form, actions performed for no measurable reason, or contrary to linear logic, might indicate such underlying motives as love or friendship or trust. But great care had to be exercised, because identical actions could derive from hate, insanity, or blackmail. Moreover, in the case of love, the nature of the action seldom helps to identify its motivational impulse. Particularly difficult is separating love from blackmail.
King was never anti-American; he was always anti-injustice in America and anywhere else. Love of truth and love of country could go hand-in-hand.
Cornell West in Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King
You adapted, and you made sacrifices. You did it for your children or for love. You did it because of illness or because of an accident. You did it because you had new dreams
Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Hex
For King, the condition of truth was to allow suffering to speak; for him, justice was what love looks like in public.
Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King
… For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
William Blake, Songs of Innocence, quoted in Thomas Harris, Red Dragon
Disappointed both in love and in friendship, and looking upon human learning as vanity, he had come to a conclusion that there was but one good thing in the world, videlicet, a good dinner
Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey
His heart did not shine with love or service.
Josephine McCarthy, The Last Scabbard
These are still Ways back to God—the three mārgas—the way of knowledge, the way of love, and the way of action
It’s not enough to simply “love what you do” and think you can find success by flying by the seat of your pants.