A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on war, hatred, turn the other cheek, and gandhi

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: http://www.ieer.org/latest/oct2quot.html

Contributed by: fishridingabike

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on war, differences, justice, military, defense, uplift, and spiritual death

A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: "This way of settling differences is not just." This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by John Ashcroft on war, enemy, and terrorist

In this new war, our enemy’s platoons infiltrate our borders, quietly blending in with visiting tourists, students, and workers. They move unnoticed through our cities, neighborhoods, and public spaces. They wear no uniforms. Their camouflage is not forest green, but rather it is the color of common street clothing. Their tactics rely on evading recognition at the border and escaping detection within the United States. Their terrorist mission is to defeat America, destroy our values and kill innocent people.

John Ashcroft

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Raphie on war, collateral damage, benign neglect, and looking away

There was once a war and many people died. There was also much collateral damage. The people were the collateral. And everyone saw who bothered to look, but pretended they didn’t.

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by Malachi Ritscher on suicide, martyr, choice, and war

Here is the statement I want to make: if I am required to pay for your barbaric war, I choose not to live in your world.  I refuse to finance the mass murder of innocent civilians, who did nothing to threaten our country... If one death can atone for anything, in any small way, to say to the world: I apologize for what we have done to you, I am ashamed for the mayhem and turmoil caused by my country.

Without fear I go now to God.  Your future is what you will choose today.

Malachi Ritscher

Source: Internet article on suicude note of Malachi Ritscher

Contributed by: Mr Chipping

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on war and peace


There was never a good war or a bad peace.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Oscar Levant on war, murder, and friends

When I appeared before the draft board examiner during World War II, he asked me if I thought I could kill. "I don't know about strangers," I replied, "but friends, certainly."

Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

Contributed by: Dr. Ron

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on war, vice, peacem neighbor, new year, better, ethic, and moral

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Jerry Garcia on peace, life, war, and simple

What we're thinking about is a peaceful planet. We're not thinking about anything else. We're not thinking about any kind of power. We're not thinking about any kind of struggles. We're not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That's not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life. A simple life, a good life. And think about moving the whole human race ahead a step, or a few steps.

Jerry Garcia

Contributed by: Lynie

A Quote by Staff Sgt. Jason Welsh on war, loss, and recovery

Imagine you can only know one thing in the world. And that one thing is that you don't know anything.

Jason Welsh

Source: National Geographic, Dec. 2006 issue, Vol. 210, No. 6, page 101

Contributed by: Omi-Omi

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