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“When the power of love overcomes the hate of power the world will know peace.”
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”
― John Lennon, Imagine
“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”
― Albert Einstein
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.” A.Philip Randolph (1889-1979), Civil Rights leader
“Almost all propaganda is designed to create fear. Heads of governments and their officials know that a frightened people is easier to govern, will forfeit rights it would otherwise defend, is less likely to demand a better life, and will agree to millions and millions being spent on “Defense.” John Boynton Priestly (1894-1984), English writer Think TWIN-TOWERS
“They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world, you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.” Eugene Victor Debs (1885-1926), American labor and political leader
“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” Issac Asimov (1920-1992),Russian-born American author
“I hate war as only a soldier who has live it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, and its stupidity.” Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), American president
Cautious, careful people,
always casting about to preserve their
reputations and social standing,
never can bring about reform.
Those who are really in earnest
must be willing to be anything or nothing
in the world’s estimation.
–Susan B. Anthony
If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we,
but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
–Thich Nhat Hanh
How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment,
we can start now, start slowly changing the world!
How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make
their contribution toward introducing justice
straightaway…And you can always, always give
something, even if it is only kindness!
“If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there’d be peace.”
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