Third Eye: Manchester, United Kingdom
I’m so sorry dear people of England, not just for England, not only Great Britain, but all over the world. Today again the hearts of all people of the world is broken. Not only because of the war and terrorist attacks, not only because of the death, but for humanity.
Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.
– Martin Luther King
Once you are so unfortunate as to be drawn into a war, no price is too great to pay for an early and victorious peace.
– Winston Churchill, 13 May 1901 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words