“Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.” – John Hersey

“Never in the history of mankind had power been used so fully and swiftly to destroy so many people.” – John Hersey

“When the bomb exploded, the city disappeared. Then a new city rose from the ashes.” – John Hersey

“Looking northeast from the center of Hiroshima, the observer gets a strong impression of a huge open shell, containing a swarm of dark insects pushing their way out and up.” – John Hersey

“I could see Hiroshima very well, and it looked just as though someone had thrown a painting on rice.” – Enola Gay co-pilot, Robert Lewis

“I really think that American should realize that we are human beings, and that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are situation humanity got into because we are not able to handle our own inventions.” – Setsuko Thurlow

“Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” – Gary Zukav

“Hatred is the most destructive force on earth, and love is the only energy that can overcome it.” – Albert Einstein

“Hiroshima teaches us that we have to look at the world from our neighbor’s yard.” – Keiko Ogura

“We must never forget Hiroshima.” – Kiyoshi Tanimoto

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

“The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer

“The ghostly shadows of the dead silently remind us of the horrors of nuclear weapons.” – Hiromu Morishita

“Heaven and earth do not love violence. Only humans love violence.” – Confucius MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER IN LAW QUOTES

“The most terrifying weapon in the world is the human mind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Humanity can no longer wage war with the same methods of the past and expect to survive.” – John F. Kennedy

“Hiroshima reminds us of the necessity for a world without nuclear weapons.” – Ban Ki-moon

“Hiroshima stands as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of nuclear weapons.” – Antonio Guterres

“Hiroshima should be a constant reminder to us all of the horror wrought by nuclear weapons and the imperative to work towards their elimination.” – Yukiya Amano

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan

“The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities.” – John Foster Dulles

“A moment’s reflection will convince one that behind peace are the economic advantages of war.” – Shinzo Abe

“War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” – Thomas Mann

“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.” – Francis Bacon

“We are not anti-American; we are anti-war.” – Keiko Itokazu

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

Please note that some of these quotes are related to the themes of nuclear weapons, war, peace, and general reflections on the consequences and aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing.