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"American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc."

"Here we will solve with laws and dollars, problems that too many people around the world still must solve with violence and civil war."

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

"My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty."

"I think that when we have a better educated society, when there is less violence in our cities, when people get back into the workforce and have the opportunity to take care of themselves and their families - that for me really is the kind of success and the kind of America that I think most of us still want, we aspire to."

"Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will."

"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."

"Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will."

"May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds."

"It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily."

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