A small insight – from the second Brotherhood of Purity novel

It is not the fear of reprisals, retaliation or even death that restrains us from killing. War will not make the purveyors of evil wish to do right. Disregarding this simple lesson is the trap leaders and politicians fall in to when they rely solely on force as the answer. For peace knows not violence. Rather, peace starts within as a flame of self respect; a desire, and a discipline, to do that which we know to be right and human. It is the value of one’s conscience, and the actions that flow from it, that determine how we feel about ourselves and how we are seen in the eyes of those around us.

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