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quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Max Stafford-Clark: The pursuit of peace happens when all forms of aggression are exhausted. with background image: long exposure photography of trees
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The pursuit of peace happens when all forms of aggression are exhausted.

--Stewart Stafford
quote by William Inge (priest): A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it. with background image: photo of author William Inge (priest) with quote

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.

--William Ralph Inge
quote by Benito Juarez: Respect for the rights of others means peace. with background image: focus photography of woman hand with peace sign
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Respect for the rights of others means peace.

--Benito Juarez
quote by Hamilton Fish: If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. with background image: old war scene painted
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If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.

--Hamilton Fish
quote by Sophie Kerr: If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars. with background image: brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
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If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars.

--Sophie Kerr
quote by 14th Dalai Lama: World peace begins with inner peace. with background image: shallow focus photography of white feather dropping in person's hand
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World peace begins with inner peace.

--14th Dalai Lama
quote by Abhijit Naskar: Fighting fire with fire will burn the whole world to ashes. with background image: mountain summit during sunset
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Fighting fire with fire will burn the whole world to ashes.

--Abhijit Naskar

quote by Adlai E. Stevenson: Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. with background image: photo of author Adlai E. Stevenson with quote

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.

--Adlai E. Stevenson
quote by African Proverb: Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. with background image: A stack of thick folders on a white surface
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Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.

--African Proverb
quote by Alaric Hutchinson: Peace does not demand that everyone like or want the same reality. with background image: blue ocean
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Peace does not demand that everyone like or want the same reality.

--Alaric Hutchinson
quote by Amit Kalantri: Words are better than weapons, wisdom is better than war. with background image: mixed paints in a plate
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Words are better than weapons, wisdom is better than war.

--Amit Kalantri
quote by Amit Ray: Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage -- courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world. with background image: photo of author Amit Ray with quote

Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage -- courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world.

--Amit Ray
quote by Andre Malraux: War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously. with background image: black assault rifle on snow covered ground
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War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.

--Andre Malraux
quote by Anthony Liccione: We tell the dead to rest in peace, when we should worry about the living to live in peace. with background image: white and black soccer ball on grass field
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We tell the dead to rest in peace, when we should worry about the living to live in peace.

--Anthony Liccione
quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger: You'll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior. with background image: photo of author Arnold Schwarzenegger with quote

You'll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger
quote by Arthur Henderson: To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must establish world law and order. with background image: photo of author Arthur Henderson with quote

To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must establish world law and order.

--Arthur Henderson
quote by Aung San Suu Kyi: Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent. with background image: pink and blue painted wall
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Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.

--Aung San Suu Kyi

quote by Baltasar Gracian: Peacemakers not only live, they rule life. with background image: photo of author Baltasar Gracian with quote

Peacemakers not only live, they rule life.

--Baltasar Gracian
quote by Betty Williams: Peace in the world is everybody's business, no matter where you live or what you do. with background image: photo of author Betty Williams with quote

Peace in the world is everybody's business, no matter where you live or what you do.

--Betty Williams
quote by Bill Watterson: Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems? with background image: shallow focus photo of green leaves
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Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?

--Bill Watterson
quote by Black Elk: There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men. with background image: photo of author Black Elk with quote

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

--Black Elk
quote by Buddhist saying: Be a peacemaker in everyday life. Display peace in everything you do. Be peace. Live in peace. with background image: photo of author Buddhist saying with quote

Be a peacemaker in everyday life. Display peace in everything you do. Be peace. Live in peace.

--Buddhist saying

To secure peace is to prepare for war.

--Carl von Clausewitz

quote by Daisaku Ikeda: Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind. with background image: photo of author Daisaku Ikeda with quote

Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.

--Daisaku Ikeda
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Peace is a road to happiness and the future.
War is a road to destruction and death. with background image: man jumping on hill during golden hour
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Peace is a road to happiness and the future.
War is a road to destruction and death.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: If you want to live a peaceful life, let others live in peace. with background image: long exposure photography of trees
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If you want to live a peaceful life, let others live in peace.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: The practice of understanding, forgiveness, and love is the best practice for a peaceful world. with background image: brown rugby ball
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The practice of understanding, forgiveness, and love is the best practice for a peaceful world.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Dennis Prager: Who has created more peace in the world, the Peace Corps or the Marine Corps? with background image: photo of author Dennis Prager with quote

Who has created more peace in the world, the Peace Corps or the Marine Corps?

--Dennis Prager
quote by Edmond Mbiaka: A nation is only great when its citizens fall in love with the art of dwelling in peace and unity. with background image: green palm plant
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A nation is only great when its citizens fall in love with the art of dwelling in peace and unity.

--Edmond Mbiaka
quote by Edward Counsel: Peace is stronger than war. with background image: Arizona landscape
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Peace is stronger than war.

--Edward Counsel
quote by Edward Counsel: Peace is the bright star of the world. with background image: photo of about to bloom lotus flower
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Peace is the bright star of the world.

--Edward Counsel
quote by Fidel Castro: Defending peace is the duty of all. with background image: photo of author Fidel Castro with quote

Defending peace is the duty of all.

--Fidel Castro
quote by George Herbert: War makes thieves and peace hangs them. with background image: black and brown hair brush
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War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

--George Herbert
quote by Haile Selassie: Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse? with background image: photo of author Haile Selassie with quote

Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse?

--Haile Selassie
quote by Harrison Ford: Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice. with background image: photo of author Harrison Ford with quote

Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.

--Harrison Ford
quote by Harry Belafonte: Peace is necessary. For justice, it is necessary. For hope, it is necessary, for our future. with background image: photo of author Harry Belafonte with quote

Peace is necessary. For justice, it is necessary. For hope, it is necessary, for our future.

--Harry Belafonte
quote by Henry Van Dyke: A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war. with background image: photo of author Henry Van Dyke with quote

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.

--Henry Van Dyke
quote by Herbert Hoover: Peace can be contributed to by respect for our ability in defense. with background image: photo of author Herbert Hoover with quote

Peace can be contributed to by respect for our ability in defense.

--Herbert Hoover
quote by Herbert Hoover: Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. with background image: photo of author Herbert Hoover with quote

Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.

--Herbert Hoover
quote by Herodotus: In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. with background image: brown metal machine on gray concrete wall near sea during daytime
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In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

--Herodotus
quote by Jacques Yves Cousteau: We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace? with background image: photo of author Jacques Yves Cousteau with quote

We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?

--Jacques Yves Cousteau
quote by Jaggi Vasudev: If we do not work for individual transformation, talking about world peace is just entertainment. with background image: photo of author Jaggi Vasudev with quote

If we do not work for individual transformation, talking about world peace is just entertainment.

--Jaggi Vasudev
quote by James A. Garfield: The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people. with background image: photo of author James A. Garfield with quote

The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.

--James A. Garfield
quote by James Thomson: Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. with background image: low angle photography of brown and gray helicopter
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Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.

--James Thomson
quote by Jawaharlal Nehru: Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes. with background image: photo of author Jawaharlal Nehru with quote

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

--Jawaharlal Nehru
quote by Jawaharlal Nehru: The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction. with background image: photo of author Jawaharlal Nehru with quote

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

--Jawaharlal Nehru
quote by Jean Vanier: We work for peace every time we exercise authority with wisdom and authentic love. with background image: photo of author Jean Vanier with quote

We work for peace every time we exercise authority with wisdom and authentic love.

--Jean Vanier
quote by Jean-Bertrand Aristide: We must all make peace so that we can all live in peace. with background image: photo of author Jean-Bertrand Aristide with quote

We must all make peace so that we can all live in peace.

--Jean-Bertrand Aristide
quote by John Dewey: The only way to abolish war is to make peace seem heroic. with background image: photo of author John Dewey with quote

The only way to abolish war is to make peace seem heroic.

--John Dewey

War remains the decisive human failure.

--John Kenneth Galbraith
quote by John Milton: Peace hath her victories
No less renowned than war. with background image: long exposure photography of trees
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Peace hath her victories
No less renowned than war.

--John Milton
quote by Margaret Atwood: War is what happens when language fails. with background image: man holding rifle
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War is what happens when language fails.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster: In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding. with background image: photo of author Margaret Elizabeth Sangster with quote

In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.

--Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
quote by Marquis de Sade: What is more immoral than war? with background image: battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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What is more immoral than war?

--Marquis de Sade
quote by Matshona Dhliwayo: If wars were declared by love, there would be no tears of sorrow, only tears of joy. with background image: white and brown corgi besides brown dog
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If wars were declared by love, there would be no tears of sorrow, only tears of joy.

--Matshona Dhliwayo
quote by Max Lerner: You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace. with background image: single pink tulip wallpaper
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You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace.

--Max Lerner
quote by Michael Franti: Power to the peaceful! with background image: photo of author Michael Franti with quote

Power to the peaceful!

--Michael Franti
quote by Michael Franti: We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace. with background image: photo of author Michael Franti with quote

We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace.

--Michael Franti
quote by Mohammed Zaki Ansari: Put the gun on the head
and you can capture the land
But it takes lots of love craft
to win the people's heart. with background image: red tulips
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Put the gun on the head
and you can capture the land
But it takes lots of love craft
to win the people's heart.

--Mohammed Zaki Ansari
quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana: Human history makes everlasting peace seem possible only in theory. with background image: brown rock formation on body of water during daytime
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Human history makes everlasting peace seem possible only in theory.

--Mokokoma Mokhonoana
quote by Mona Sutphen: If I'm going to be staying up until 3 A.M., it should be for world peace and not shampoo sales. with background image: two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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If I'm going to be staying up until 3 A.M., it should be for world peace and not shampoo sales.

--Mona Sutphen
quote by Norman Cousins: We will not have peace by afterthought. with background image: cute kitten in hammock
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We will not have peace by afterthought.

--Norman Cousins
quote by Oscar Romero: Peace is not the product of terror or fear. with background image: photo of author Oscar Romero with quote

Peace is not the product of terror or fear.

--Oscar Romero

Longer Version:

Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.


quote by Peace Pilgrim: This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. with background image: MacBook Pro on top of brown table
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This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

--Peace Pilgrim
quote by Pope John XXIII: The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. with background image: photo of author Pope John XXIII with quote

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.

--Pope John XXIII
quote by Robert Fulghum: Peace is not something you wish for, it's something you make. with background image: group of people inside the room in grayscale photo
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Peace is not something you wish for, it's something you make.

--Robert Fulghum
quote by Roseanne Barr: I hold to nothing but envisioning international peace and utopia. We all have many more things in common than not. with background image: photo of author Roseanne Barr with quote

I hold to nothing but envisioning international peace and utopia. We all have many more things in common than not.

--Roseanne Barr
quote by Salman Rushdie: There is no alternative to the peaceful coexistence of cultures. with background image: person sitting on black surface looking to sky
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There is no alternative to the peaceful coexistence of cultures.

--Salman Rushdie
quote by Salman Rushdie: Look at history. It's not the account of a species at peace. with background image: man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars
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Look at history. It's not the account of a species at peace.

--Salman Rushdie
quote by Thomas Mann: War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. with background image: brown wooden handle axe in grayscale photography
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War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

--Thomas Mann
quote by William Allen White: Peace without justice is tyranny. with background image: shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera
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Peace without justice is tyranny.

--William Allen White
quote by William McKinley: War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed. with background image: green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.

--William McKinley
quote by Jacque Fresco: We're not sane enough yet to enter space until we learn to live together in peace on Earth. with background image: photo of author Jacque Fresco with quote

We're not sane enough yet to enter space until we learn to live together in peace on Earth.

--Jacque Fresco
quote by Angelina Jolie: I am a strong believer that without justice, there is no peace. No lasting peace, anyway. with background image: photo of author Angelina Jolie with quote

I am a strong believer that without justice, there is no peace. No lasting peace, anyway.

--Angelina Jolie
quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana: World peace can be achieved only if there is nothing left to conquer. with background image: person wearing Apple watch
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World peace can be achieved only if there is nothing left to conquer.

--Bangambiki Habyarimana
quote by Mwanandeke Kindembo: The correct definition of equality is that we came through the same door to the world. with background image: photo of author Mwanandeke Kindembo with quote

The correct definition of equality is that we came through the same door to the world.

--Mwanandeke Kindembo
quote by Malcom X: Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. with background image: silhouette of man looking towards left
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Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.

--Malcom X
quote by Gregory Maguire: Begging your pardon, sir... One population can't make peace with another by force. with background image: silhouette of mountain
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Begging your pardon, sir... One population can't make peace with another by force.

--Gregory Maguire
quote by Rand Paul: 'Peace through Strength' only works if you have and show strength. with background image: photo of author Rand Paul with quote

'Peace through Strength' only works if you have and show strength.

--Rand Paul
quote by Henri J. M. Nouwen: Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. with background image: blue and black butterfly in close up photography
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Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.

--Henri J. M. Nouwen
quote by Ahmed Ben Bella: Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers. with background image: photo of author Ahmed Ben Bella with quote

Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers.

--Ahmed Ben Bella
quote by Anwar Sadat: Peace is much more precious than a piece of land... let there be no more wars. with background image: photo of author Anwar Sadat with quote

Peace is much more precious than a piece of land... let there be no more wars.

--Anwar Sadat
quote by Anna Lindh: We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace. with background image: photo of author Anna Lindh with quote

We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace.

--Anna Lindh
quote by A. J. Muste: There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. with background image: photo of author A. J. Muste with quote

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

--A. J. Muste
quote by Ban Ki-moon: Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security. with background image: photo of author Ban Ki-moon with quote

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security.

--Ban Ki-moon
quote by Benazir Bhutto: Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism. with background image: photo of author Benazir Bhutto with quote

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.

--Benazir Bhutto
quote by Benjamin Netanyahu: You can only end a negotiation for peace if you begin it. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Netanyahu with quote

You can only end a negotiation for peace if you begin it.

--Benjamin Netanyahu
quote by Chris Gibson: When you talk about peace through strength, what you're talking about is the concept of deterrence. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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When you talk about peace through strength, what you're talking about is the concept of deterrence.

--Chris Gibson
quote by Boris Trajkovski: Never underestimate or mock peace. with background image: 1 us dollar bill
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Never underestimate or mock peace.

--Boris Trajkovski
quote by Cathy Freeman: Peace, unity and harmony! with background image: photo of author Cathy Freeman with quote

Peace, unity and harmony!

--Cathy Freeman
quote by Charles Wesley: Peace on earth, and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled. with background image: photo of author Charles Wesley with quote

Peace on earth, and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled.

--Charles Wesley
quote by David Horsey: Elevating the status of women is our best path to peace, justice, and prosperity on a global scale. with background image: selective focus photo of iceberg on large body of water at winter
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Elevating the status of women is our best path to peace, justice, and prosperity on a global scale.

--David Horsey
quote by David McCallum: We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress. with background image: photo of author David McCallum with quote

We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress.

--David McCallum
quote by Ehud Olmert: I believe that there is no path other than the path of peace. with background image: photo of author Ehud Olmert with quote

I believe that there is no path other than the path of peace.

--Ehud Olmert
quote by Fredrik Bajer: Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so. with background image: silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.

--Fredrik Bajer
quote by Fannie Lou Hamer: Nobody's free until everybody's free. with background image: photo of author Fannie Lou Hamer with quote

Nobody's free until everybody's free.

--Fannie Lou Hamer
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