Peace ad in North Carolina newspaper

by Sean Marquis Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001 at 6:23 PM

Anonymous advertisement for peace taken out in local newspaper (The Candidates' Forum**) in Asheville, North Carolina.

The following words were spoken by Peace Pilgrim and are reprinted from the book, Peace Pilgrim, Her Life and Work in Her Own Words. These words are reprinted with permission:

"This is the way of Peace:

Overcome evil with good,

Falsehood with truth,

And hatred with love."

"It is hard for people to understand that all war is bad and self defeating. People in their immaturity attempt to overcome evil with more evil, and that multiplies the evil. Only good can overcome evil.

"When evil is attacked, the evil mobilizes, although it may have been weak and unorganized before, and therefore the attack gives it validity and strength. When there is no attack, but instead good influences are brought to bear upon the situation, not only does the evil tend to fade away, but the evil doer tends to be transformed. The positive approach inspires; the negative approach makes angry. When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally.

"There is no greater block to world peace, or inner peace than fear. It has led us to manufacture implements of mass destruction. What we fear we tend to develop an unreasonable hatred for

Original: Peace ad in North Carolina newspaper