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"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi


"Peace starts with a smile" -- Mother Teresa


"In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons." -- Herodotus


"Peace is our gift to each other." -- Elie Wiesel


"Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Wars never hurt anybody except the people who die." -- Salvador Dali


"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind...War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today." -- John F. Kennedy


"One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. " -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers. " -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. " -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"The time, my friends, has come when silence is betrayal. That time is now." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." -- Mahatma Ghandi


"The world has enough for man's need, but not for man's greed." -- Mahatma Ghandi


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Ghandi


"We need wise leadership and statesmanship in this period of Looming crisis. The actions taken should not deepen tensions and further divide the world for it is in those circumstances of strife and division that terrorism finds fertile ground." -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu


"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children." -- Jimmy Carter


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. -- Indira Gandhi


"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say 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


"I would say that I'm a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons of violence, you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you...because no one has the right to take the life of another human being." -- Joan Baez


"The Holy Prophet Mohammed came into this world and taught us: 'That man is a Muslim who never hurts anyone by word or deed, but who works for the benefit and happiness of God's creatures. Belief in God is to love one's fellow men.'" -- Abdul Ghaffar Khan


"Peace be with you." -- The Bible: Genesis XLIII. 23


"All we are saying is give peace a chance..." -- John Lennon