Teachings for the Prevention of War
There have issued, from His mighty Pen,
various teachings for the prevention of war,
And these have been scattered far and wide.
The first is the independent investigation of truth;
For blind imitation of the past will stunt the mind.
But once every soul inquireth into truth,
Society will be freed from the darkness
Of continually repeating the past.
(Abdul-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdul-Baha, p.248)
Note the quote in the photo is from a compilation on Peace, pg. 39 – In the source it says this quote was from (Extracts from interview with newspaper reporter, quoted in Abdu'l-Bahá in Canada" (Thornhill: Bahá'í Canada Publications, 1987), pp. 34-35)