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Quotes of the Day for 17 October 2001 – Peace

As we follow the progress of the forces at war in Afghanistan, we know that peace is the goal. Today's quotes are on that theme, specifically triggered by noting that it was on this date in 1979 that Mother Teresa received her Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor at Calcutta.

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The quotes:

There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.
     - Bourke Coekran

Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts.
     - Winston Churchill

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
     - Nikita Khrushchev

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
     - Albert Einstein

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
     - Baruch Spinoza

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