Peace, in the sense of the absence of war


“Peace, in the sense of the absence of war,
is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold.
It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted
on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those
who have lost their loved ones in floods caused 
by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country.
Peace can only last where human rights are respected,
where the people are fed, and where individuals
and nations are free.”~Dalai Lama