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Quotes of the Day for 21 October 2002 – Peace

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born at Stockholm, Sweden on this day in 1833. The son of an inventor, he was intrigued by the discovery of the explosive but unstable compound nitroglycerine, and devoted his time to making it practical. First he invented the blasting cap in 1865, then Dynamite in 1867, and Ballistite (for artillery) in 1887. In 1888 his brother Ludwig died at Cannes, France and the newspaper thought it was the wealthy explosives manufacturer, running the headline "The merchant of death is dead." It is believed that this triggered his decision to use the bulk of his fortune to fund what we now know as the Nobel Prizes. It's likely that he would want us to think of Peace on the anniversary of his birth.

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The quotes:

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
     - A. J. Muste

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

Everyday ask yourself the question, 'Do I want to experience Peace of Mind or do I want to experience Conflict?'
     - Gerald Jampolsky

Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.
     - Katherine Paterson

Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
     - Kin (Frank McKinney) Hubbard, 1868 - 1930


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