Allamah Mohammad Taqi Jafari (1923-1998)
Every mental, moral, or religious reason concerning the value and importance of human lives has also emphasized safeguarding and protecting them. Since peace and friendship are essential to safeguarding and protecting life, it proves that all war and conflict are to be opposed and overruled. The important point about peace is that physical conflict and killings cannot be avoided without wiping out the motives for war inside human beings.
from The Mystery of Life: A Secret Inside Secrets, Selections from the Writings of Allameh M. T. Jafari, Tehran: Allameh Jafari Institute, 2005, 302.