Things we, as a species, have learned from the wars of History and which we should have learned from Afghanistan and Iran but are about to forget (again) with Iraq.
Those who follow Jesus need to take note of the first quote!
“Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12
“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.” Martin Luther King
“Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate.” Martin Luther King
“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” Abraham Lincoln
“The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” Albert Camus
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” Albert Einstein
“After victory, you have more enemies.” Cicero
“Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.” Lao Tzu
“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.” William Shakespeare
Finally, from an old blogging
friend, in several languages;
War is not my language
الحـرب ليســـت لغتـي
מלחמה היא לא השפה שלי