Peace Education Quotes and Memes: A Peace Education Bibliography

Author(s): Mahatma Gandhi


"If we are to teach real peace in the world... we shall have to begin with children.”


Citation and context is provided by Mitch Bogen: and

"In a speech delivered at the Montessori Training College in London on October 28, 1931, Gandhi offered this timeless quote and referenced a statement by Maria Montessori (1870–1952). Here’s the Gandhi quote in full, which concluded his talk:

'You have very truly remarked that if we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have the struggle, we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.'"

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