Sunday, August 14, 2005

Post No. 26: In Remembrance...

In remembrance of the many who had fallen in the countless wars that humankind waged against itself:

“War does not determine who is right, only who is left.” – Bertrand Russell

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein

“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

“Some wars may be necessary but that doesn’t make War necessary. No matter how strategic the objectives are or how benevolent and humane the intentions are, War still incurs a very human cost. Lives will still be destroyed; lives that can’t be brought back. In the final accounting, the cost of War clearly outweighs any benefits it brings about. Thus, War should only be a last resort which is undertaken when all other options have been tried & failed and no other possible solution can be seen on the horizon.” – LCC

“War is a solution which, in solving a problem, creates other problems to solve; problems which may be even more difficult to resolve than the original problem.” – LCC

“Peace goes beyond the absence of conflict, it also involves the presence of goodwill & cooperation.” – LCC

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