A series of blasts took place on the Underground and a double-decker bus in London.

As news of the bomb attacks spread, the first response of many was to check up on loved ones in the capital.

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“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” Salvador Hardin
“Nothing good ever comes of violence.” Martin Luther
“The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked” Proverbs 10:11
“If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” Martin Luther King
“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.” Gandhi
“All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors.” Albert Einstein
“Ignorance breeds fear. Fear breeds hate. Hate breeds violence.” Phyllis Taylor
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” Confucius)