"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. We have taken many steps. Let us march forward in this struggle to achieve true civisation, to criminalise war."
"To all those who talk of democracy, freedom, self-determination and all the other lofty principles of justice and human rights, I ask : in the name of what can the people of Palestine be denied their right to their own independent homeland? Is it in the name of Israel's security, which can be assured in any event, in many other ways?"
"In Central America, Mr. President, the super-powers and their proxies are just as active, trying to shape governments and countries in their own images through subversions and through provoking and directing rebellions."
"The Palestinian struggle is nothing more than a struggle for justice, to which they, as much everyone else, have a right"
"There is a belief that the world would be safe so long as the nuclear powers provide nuclear deterrence. But the nuclear powers have shown that they are the source of military threats and not the non-nuclear powers"
"How can we claim to be civilised when we condone and legalise mass killings of men, women and children, the old and the sick as a solution to conflicts between Nations?"
"I think slavery is a lesser crime than killing, but while people have rejected slavery, they seem to have permitted killing. That is why there is a contradiction here in terms of values. On the one hand we say that killing one person is murder and whoever did it must be hanged if found guilty, but when millions are killed, nothing is done about it.
In fact, Japan has already decided that they will not fight a war ever again. They have “self-defence” forces”. So it is possible to follow suit."
"In a world scarred by violent conflicts and ideological confrontations, made worse by religious misinterpretations and cultural extremism and bigotry, the global community is threatened with endless conflicts and wars. The United Nations, set up to prevent wars and to achieve peaceful solutions to world conflicts has been denigrated by the very nations which founded it. Now peace is getting further from becoming a reality. We are still primitive because we believe in killing people to solve our problems."
"Whether the attackers are acting on their own or on the orders of their government; whether they are regulars and irregulars, if the attack is against civilians then they must be considered terrorists."