The best defence of peace is not power, but the removal of the causes of war, and international agreements which will put peace on a stronger foundation, than the terror of destruction.
Lester B. Pearson
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As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.
We must keep on trying to solve problems, one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of confidence and cooperation, at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest.
Understanding the nature of conflict leads to peace.
The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.
It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation.
Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper and more important cause of international tensions, of the conditions that can produce war, than previously.
Diplomacy is letting someone else have your way.
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