Gandhi: “The means and the ends are one.”
Thich Nhat Hanh: “If we work for peace out of anger, then we will never succeed. Peace is not [just] an end. It can never come about through non-peaceful means.”
Each day the war goes on the hatred increases in the hearts of the Vietnamese and in the hearts of those of humanitarian instinct. The Americans are forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies. It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat. The image of America will never again be the image of revolution, freedom and democracy, but the image of violence and militarism.