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    Ernest Hemingway

    Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

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    Lester B. Pearson

    It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

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    Morihei Ueshiba

    One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.

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    Nelson Mandela

    Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

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    Mother Teresa

    If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

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    George Herbert

    War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

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    Daniel Berrigan

    One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.

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    Herbert V. Prochnow

    A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.

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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    War is hell.

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    Napoleon Hill

    War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

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    Irving Babbitt

    For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.

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    John Keble

    Peace is the first thing the angels sang.

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    Winston Churchill

    Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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    Jeannette Rankin

    You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

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    Isabel Allende

    I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.

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    Jean-Paul Sartre

    When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

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    Ulysses S. Grant

    I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

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    John Lennon

    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.

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    Black Kettle

    We have been travelling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Peace is its own reward.

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    Arthur Henderson

    It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.

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    Black Kettle

    We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace.

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    Silvia Cartwright

    The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.

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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.

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    Omar N. Bradley

    The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.

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    Salvador Dali

    Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

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    John Paul Jones

    I have not yet begun to fight!

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    Muhammad Ali

    I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

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    William Westmoreland

    The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

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    Mother Teresa

    Peace begins with a smile.

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    Winston Churchill

    When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

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    Thomas A. Edison

    There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

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    Sun Tzu

    All war is deception.

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    Albert Pike

    War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

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    Helen Thomas

    But when will our leaders learn - war is not the answer.

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    Joan Jett

    I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Peace is liberty in tranquillity.

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    John Greenleaf Whittier

    Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

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    Bertrand Russell

    Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

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    Herodotus

    In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

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    Sun Tzu

    There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

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    Ronald Reagan

    A people free to choose will always choose peace.

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    Swami Sivananda

    Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.

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    Nelson Mandela

    I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

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    Havelock Ellis

    There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

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    George S. Patton

    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

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    David Borenstein

    One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.

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    Pedro Calderon de la Barca

    One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

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    Niccolo Machiavelli

    There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

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    Andre Gide

    It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

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    Virginia Woolf

    You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

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    Carlos Santana

    The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

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    Omar N. Bradley

    Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

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    Phyllis McGinley

    Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.

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    Bertrand Russell

    War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

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    James Montgomery

    The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.

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    Jimi Hendrix

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

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    David Friedman

    The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

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    Thomas Fuller

    It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

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    H. L. Mencken

    War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.

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    John F. Kennedy

    It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

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    George McGovern

    I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

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    Georges Clemenceau

    I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.

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    Albert Einstein

    The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

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    Prince Andrew

    When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

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    Isaac Asimov

    John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

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    Voltaire

    It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

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    John F. Kennedy

    War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

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    Zinedine Zidane

    The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.

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    Peace Pilgrim

    The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.

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    William Hazlitt

    Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.

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    Hiram Johnson

    The first casualty when war comes is truth.

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    Fred Woodworth

    It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.

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    Henry A. Kissinger

    No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.

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    Arthur Henderson

    The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

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    George Santayana

    Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    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.

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    Euripides

    Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

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    Barbara Tuchman

    War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

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    Tony Snow

    The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.

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    Joan Baez

    If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

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    Carl Sandburg

    Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.

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    Peace Pilgrim

    To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.

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    Albert Einstein

    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

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    Nelson Mandela

    If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

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    Mark Kennedy

    This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.

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    Sydney Madwed

    Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.

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    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

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    Garrett Morris

    I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.

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    George Orwell

    To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.

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    John Adams

    I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

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    Thomas Mann

    War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.

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    William Westmoreland

    I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.

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    Charles Evans Hughes

    The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.

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    Erwin Rommel

    Sweat saves blood.

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    Stanley Baldwin

    War would end if the dead could return.

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    William Shakespeare

    A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

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    Robert E. Lee

    It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.

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    Geraldine Ferraro

    You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.

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    Will Rogers

    You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

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    Winston Churchill

    We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

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    Douglas MacArthur

    In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.

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    George McGovern

    The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.

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    John Andrew Holmes

    Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    An unjust peace is better than a just war.

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    Marianne Williamson

    Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace. Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world. Amen.

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    Maria Schell

    Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.

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    Ernest Hemingway

    In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.

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    Vanessa Kerry

    It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.

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    Michael Franti

    Power to the peaceful!

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    Benjamin Franklin

    There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

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    Dag Hammarskjold

    The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.

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    H. G. Wells

    If we don't end war, war will end us.

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    Baruch Spinoza

    Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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    Jeane Kirkpatrick

    We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.

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    Aristotle

    We make war that we may live in peace.

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    David Herbert Lawrence

    People always make war when they say they love peace.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.

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    Benjamin Spock

    What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

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    Herbert Hoover

    Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

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    Anatole Broyard

    We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.

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    Godfrey Reggio

    I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're not going to change the form in which we live.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

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    John F. Kennedy

    The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

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    John Stuart Mill

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

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    Francois Fenelon

    All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.

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