I wonder at the human savagery that still exists in the world! How is it possible for men to fight from morning until evening, killing each other, shedding the blood of their fellow-men: And for what object?

To gain possession of a part of the earth! ... How terrible it is that men ... can descend to slaying and bringing misery to their fellow-beings, for the possession of a tract of land!

The highest of created beings fighting to obtain the lowest form of matter, earth! Land belongs not to one people, but to all people. This earth is not man’s home, but his tomb. It is for their tombs these men are fighting. There is nothing so horrible in this world as the tomb, the abode of the decaying bodies of men. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Source: The Pitiful Causes of War, and the Duty of Everyone to Strive for Peace. Paris Talks. © U.K. Bahá'í Publishing Trust.
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