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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Best Peace Quotes

A Rattlesnake, If Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is -- a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm (E. Stanley Jones)

A dictator must fool all the people all the time and there's only one way to do that, he must also fool himself. (Somerset Maugham)

Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight. (Mikhail Naim)

Because we want peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war of course continues because the waging of war is total. But the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial. So a whole will and a whole heart and a whole national life bent t (Daniel Berrigan)

Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them. (Edelstein's Advice)

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. (Maria Montessori)

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. (German Proverb)

For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work for it. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

For people who like peace and quiet a phoneless cord. (Anonymous)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sen (Melody Beattie)

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. (Thich Nhat Hanh)

I have no race prejudice I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being -- that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. (Mark Twain)

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

I wonder what the engineers, technicians, and workers who make weapons all day long for killing their neighbor can possibly be thinking of. They're not working for a living; they're working for dying. (Adolfo Perez Esquivel)

If a man doesn't find something to die for he probably hasn't anything to live for. (James Bevel)

If mankind recognizes that war is impossible...that all national rivalries are foolish...if they get together any kind of an extension of detente... then we may pull out of it all the better for it. (Anonymous)

If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I and Congress and assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves. (Thomas Jefferson)

If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for. (Chinese Proverb)

If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children. (Mahatma Gandhi)

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. (Immanuel Kant)

In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence. (Cesar Chavez)

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. (Martin Luther King)

Integrity includes but goes beyond honesty. Honesty is telling the truth -- in other words, conforming our words to reality. Integrity is conforming reality to our words -- in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations. This requires an int (Stephen R. Covey)

It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty. (Martin Luther King)

It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty. (Mahatma Gandhi)

It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring. (Alfred Adler)

It's not peace I want, not mere contentment. It's boundless joy and ecstasy for me. (Kugell)

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. (John F. Kennedy)

Marriage is the result of the longing for the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise longue. (Mrs.Patrick Campbell)

My greatest weapon is mute prayer. (Mahatma Gandhi)

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. (Victor Hugo)

Nobody was born nonviolent, No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members work upon themselves and come to conversion. (Lanza Del Vasto)

Non-violence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does. (Madge Micheels-Cyrus)

Now the trumpet summons us agai, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need, not as a call to battle, though embattled we are, but as a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle - a struggle against the common enemies of man - tyranny, pove (John F. Kennedy)

Oh, great Father, never let me judge another man until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks. (A Prayer for Understanding)

Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.(Blaise Pascal)

Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without feeling that your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person. (Haydn Sargent)

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small. (Witter Bynner)

The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people. (Frank Kent)

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small. (Adlai E. Stevenson)

The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end. (Adlai Stevenson)

There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness. (Kingman Brewster Jr.)

Those who make peaceful change impossible;Make violent revolution inevitable. (John F. Kennedy)

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man. (Alan Paton)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. (Leo Buscaglia)

Try living one day without any unhealthy thoughts. It may be very difficult, but try another day, until it becomes habitual, and life will move in the direction of becoming healthy, vital, and alive. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Very few people chose war, They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war. (Dave Dellinger)

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. (Desiderius Erasmus)

War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war. (Anatole France)

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.(Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1945)

We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness. (M. Scott Peck)

We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way. (Philip F. Bernstein)

We have seen the enemy and he is us. (Walt Kelly, "Pogo")

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last. (John F. Kennedy)

When shall it be said in any country of the world my poor are happy; neither ignorance or distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational worl (Thomas Paine)

When the rich make war it's the poor that die. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

When you hear a man say, "I hate," adding the name of some race, nation, religion, or social class, you are dealing with a belated mind. That man may dress like a modern, ride in an automobile, listen over the radio, but his mind is properly dat (Harry Emerson Fosdick)

Work hard to create in your children a good self-image. It's the most important thing you can do to insure their success. (Indian Prayer)

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

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