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Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be ...
by Ahmed Ben Bella

Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left,
in my convictions.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries -
like France,
Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time:
132 years.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

 

Che came in 1963, shortly after I had come to power.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

When I was engaged in the struggle for my country,
I was very young.
My horizons were open.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat,
essentially in Africa and the third world.
The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965,
is what opened the path.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

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Algeria was therefore only the beginning of something that was in development:
this is why I say that it's the global capitalist system
that finally reacted against us.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I am not a Marxist, but I place myself resolutely at the left.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Those who are leftists, once in power,
are not different from other parties.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

It is obvious that taking the country from a state
of war to being a lawful state won't be easy.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements,
including those of Latin America.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Algeria is not breaking up.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria.
I only recently saw the place where they were born,
near the city of Marrakech.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle;
these are the big industrial groups that weigh,
on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents,
but all my life is Algeria.
I was born there.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

From their point of view, I had gone too far.
I had to disappear.
That is to say, if the Algerian army had not overthrown me,
others would have done so.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic:
Neither of the two sides,
the military government nor the Islamic front,
is capable of winning.
If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The liberation movement which I led in Algeria,
the organization that I created to fight the French army,
was at first a small movement of nothing at all.
We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria,
a territory that is five times the size of France.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I think that they participated in something that was
not very proper and was very pitiful,
not only for the Algerian people, but also for the
other people who counted on our support.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I can say now: all the combatants who participated
in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria;
it's from there that all those who fought left.
We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them,
we created networks.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

It's with them that we have constituted a liberation
front and brought our logistic support to armies to
help their countries come out of colonialism and establish
a national internal regime.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south.
Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates
victims in the north as well.
This has become manifest: the global system was not
made to serve the good of all,
but to serve multinational companies.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

With my government, we engaged in bringing our help
to fights for national freedom.
At that precise moment, several countries were still
colonised or had barely overcome colonisation.
This was the case in practically all of Africa.
We supported them.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

My life has been a bit special, this is true.
I participated in the liberation of my country.
I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation.
I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Colonialism is known in its primitive form,
that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers,
with an army, services, policies.
This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which
have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this
has never stopped for a single instant.
It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16.
I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed;
it's the same fervour that drives me.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

When someone came to ask us for help,
it was sacred.
We did not even think twice.
We helped them, even if we had only meagre means;
we offered them arms,
a little bit of money, and in occasion,
men.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed,
once the authorities agreed, there were military coups
d'etat that overthrew their leaders.
That is the result time and time again.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask yourself to slow down.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace begins with me.
- Anonymous

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter


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