Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a living faith in God. Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed — they were warriors of peace in their own style. We have to enrich the heritage left by these world teachers. God has God's own wonderful way of executing God's plans and choosing God's instruments. All the world's teachers, you should know, began with a zero!

Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings by Mahatma Gandhi, John Dear, editor