A Quote by A.J. Muste on peace, way, war, anti-war, and activism

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

A.J. Muste

Source: unknown

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A Quote by Thomas Matthew DeLonge on violence, tom, delonge, create, peace, war, and hate

"If you try to fix violence with violence, you do nothing but create violence."

Tom DeLonge

Source: Distraction - We Don't Need To Whisper by Angels & Airwaves, Live from San Diego

Contributed by: Candice

A Quote by Michael Ignatieff on politics, academics, election, war, philosophy, and responsibility

In academic life, false ideas are merely false and useless ones can be fun to play with. In political life, false ideas can ruin the lives of millions and useless ones can waste precious resources. An intellectual's responsibility for his ideas is to follow their consequences wherever they may lead. A politician's responsibility is to master those consequences and prevent them from doing harm.

Michael Ignatieff, a former professor at Harvard and contributing writer for the magazine, is a member of Canada's Parliament and deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

Michael Ignatieff

Source: NY Times 08.05.07 Michael Ignatieff, a former professor at Harvard and contributing writer for the magazine, is a member of Canada's Parliament and deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

Contributed by: Digital Ghost

A Quote by James Bradley on flags of our fathers, war, and world war ii

Heroes are something we create, something we need. It's a way for us to understand what is almost incomprehensible.

James Bradley

Source: Flags of our Fathers

Contributed by: Kristin

A Quote by Malaclypse the Younger on eris, will, desperation, chaos, freedom, burden, goddess, fear, pain, and war

One day Mal-2 asked the messenger spirit Saint Gulik to approach the
Goddess and request Her presence for some desperate advice. Shortly
afterwards the radio came on by itself, and an ethereal female Voice said
"O! Eris! Blessed Mother of Man! Queen of Chaos! Daughter of
Discord! Concubine of Confusion! O! Exquisite Lady, I beseech You to lift
a heavy burden from my heart!"
"I am filled with fear and tormented with terrible visions of pain.
Everywhere people are hurting one another, the planet is rampant with
injustices, whole societies plunder groups of their own people, mothers
imprison sons, children perish while brothers war. O, woe."
"But nobody wants it! Everybody hates it!"
At which moment She turned Herself into an aspirin commercial and
left the Polyfather stranded alone with his species.

Malaclypse the Younger

Source: Principia Discordia

Contributed by: Benjamin

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on buddhism, war, and awareness

The war is in our souls.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on non-duality, good and evil, heart sutra, illusion, survival, global politics, united states, soviet union, war, life, and conflict

In the West you have been struggling for many years with the problem of evil. But in the light of non-duality, there is not any problem.  You need both right and left to have a branch. Do not take sides, if you take sides, you are trying to eliminate half of reality, which is impossible. For many years, the United States has been trying to describe the Soviet Union as the evil side. Some Americans even have the illusion they can survive alone, without the other half. If we look at America very deeply, we see the Soviet Union. And if we look deeply at the Soviet union, we see America. If we look deeply at the rose, we see the garbage; if we look deeply at the garbage, we see the rose. In this international situation, each side is pretending to be the rose, and calling the other side garbage.

Survival means the survival of human kind as a whole, not just a part of it. If the South cannot survive, then the North is going to crumble. If countries of Third World cannot pay their debts, you are going to suffer here in the North. If you do not take care of the Third World, your well-being is not going to last, and you will not be able to continue living in the way you have been much longer. It is leaping out at us already. You cannot leave the job to the governments or the political scientists alone. You have to do it yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Thich Naht Hahn, The Heart of Understanding, Commentaries on Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, 1988 p36

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A Quote by Joshua D. Kauppila on government, checks and balances, executive, torture, war, and corruption

the executive branch is a hickory switch that will hit repeated blows

Joshua Kauppila

Contributed by: Josh

A Quote by Howard Zinn on war, human, race, and enemy

War itself is the enemy of the human race.

Howard Zinn

Contributed by: Anamica

A Quote by Emma Goldman on war


All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight and therefore induce the young manhood of  the whole world to do the fighting for them.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Contributed by: James Brown

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