Better a cautious commander, and not a rash one.
I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.
Poetry, is a life long war waged against ineffable beauty.
Poets are souls at war with words from battles waged within.
Ours is a multi-religious country, a multi-lingual country; we have many different modes of worship. We believe in peaceful and harmonious co-existence.
Our frequent initiatives to normalize relations with Pakistan are not a sign of our weakness; rather, they are an indication of our commitment to peace.
I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations.
My poetry is a declaration of war, not an exordium to defeat. It is not the defeated soldier’s drumbeat of despair, but the fighting warrior’s will to win. It is not the de- spirited voice of dejection but the stirring shout of victory.
We are unnecessarily wasting our precious resources in wars… if we must wage war, we have to do it on unemployment, disease, poverty, and backwardness.
We want peace to be permanent.
In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
We believe in resolving all disputes peacefully.
As we talk with candour, we open the doors to new possibilities and new areas of cooperation in advance in democracy, in combating terrorism, in energy and environment, science and technology and international peacekeeping.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.
If it is necessary for us to do anything (in view of peace), direct us and architect.
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
The day when two army corps can annihilate each other in one second, all civilized nations, it is to be hoped, will recoil from war and discharge their troops.