Peace and Humanity Quotes II

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“There can be no peace without law.”
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)

“Non-violence exacts a very high price from one who practices it. But once you are able to meet that demand then you can do most things. ”
(César Chávez)

“I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)

“Peace is our gift to each other.”
(Elie Wiesel)

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
(Jimi Hendrix)

“The thing I would like to do most is to find somehow to bring peace to the world. It has eluded me. ”
(Lyndon Baines Johnson)

“We are not going to deal with the violence in our communities, our homes, and our nation, until we learn to deal with the basic ethic of how we resolve our disputes and to place an emphasis on peace in the way we relate to one another.”
(Marian Wright Edelman)

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. ”
(Andre Gide)

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”
(William Gladstone)

“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”
(César Chávez)

“The goal toward which all history tends is peace, not peace through the medium of war, not peace through a process of universal intimidation, not peace through a program of mutual impoverishment, not peace by any means that leaves the world too weak or too frightened to go on fighting, but peace pure and simple based on that will to peace which has animated the overwhelming majority of mankind through countless ages. This will to peace does not arise out of a cowardly desire to preserve one’s life and property, but out of conviction that the fullest development of the highest powers of men can be achieved only in a world of peace. ”
(Robert Maynard Hutchins)

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”
(Moshe Dayan)

“Let us not deceive ourself: we must elect world peace or world destruction. ”
(Bernard Mannes Baruch)

“It is clear that the nations of the world now can only rise and fall together. It is not a question of one nation winning at the expense of another. We must all help one another or all perish together. ”
(Carl Sagan)

“Peace is every step.”
(Thich Nhat Hahn)

“The only alternative to coesistence is codestruction ”
(Jawaharlal Nehru)

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak…Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win. ”
(César Chávez)

“There has always been a longing in the human heart for a more just, free, loving and creative society. But it was never before possible to fulfill these aspirations, because we had neither the evolutionary drivers and global crises to force us to change, nor did we have the scientific and technological powers that can free us from the limitations of scarcity, poverty, disease, and ignorance. This is the time of awakening for the social potential movement. ”
(Barbara Marx Hubbard)

“There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.”
(A. J. Muste)

“Nonviolence, pacifism, that’s the greatest thing that I think the human species has to aspire to, because otherwise it’s not going to be around. ”
(Martin Scorsese)

“I have no idea if world peace is attainable. But aiming for it is.” ”
(Stockard Channing)

“The value of our shared reward will and must be measured by the joyful peace which will triumph, because the common humanity that bonds both black and white into one human race, will have said to each one of us that we shall all live like the children of paradise. Thus shall we live, because we will have created a society which recognizes that all people are born equal, with each entitled in equal measure to life, liberty, prosperity, human rights and good governance. Such a society should never allow again that there should be prisoners of conscience nor that any person’s human rights should be violated. ”
(Nelson Mandela)

“Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.”
(Albert Einstein)

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.”
( Oscar Romero)

“By its existence, the Peace Movement denies that governments know best; it stands for a different order of priorities: the human race comes first. ”
(Martha Gellhorn)

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.quot;
(Thich Nhat Hanh)

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
(Mother Teresa)

“We are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause…If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence. Then you are no longer a master of your own struggle. ”
(César Chávez)

“If you don’t like the way to the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time. ”
(Marian Wright Edelman)

“We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ”
(William Ellery Channing)

“Peace be with you. ”
(The Bible: Genesis XLIII. 23)

“World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor
it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.”
(John F. Kennedy)

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
(Mother Teresa)

“We must apply our humble efforts to the construction of a more just and humane world. And I want to declare emphatically: Such a world is possible. To create this new society, we must present outstretched and friendly hands, without hatred and rancor, even as we show great determination and never waver in the defense of truth and justice. Because we know that we cannot sow seeds with clenched fists. To sow we must open our hands.”
(Adolfo Perez Esquivel)

“Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war. ”
(Gerry Adams)

“Peace-making is a healing process and it begins with me, but it does not end there. ”
(Gene Knudsen Hoffman)

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life happiness, freedom, and peace of mind
are always attained by giving them to someone else.”
(Peyton Conway March)

“The goal toward which all history tends is peace, not peace through the medium of war, not peace through a process of universal intimidation, not peace through a program of mutual impoverishment, not peace by any means that leaves the world too weak or too frightened to go on fighting, but peace pure and simple based on that will to peace which has animated the overwhelming majority of mankind through countless ages. This will to peace does not arise out of a cowardly desire to preserve one’s life and property, but out of conviction that the fullest development of the highest powers of men can be achieved only in a world of peace.”
(Robert Maynard Hutchins)

“Compassionate action starts with seeing yourself when you start to make yourself right and when you start to make yourself wrong. At that point you could just contemplate the fact that there is a larger alternative to either of those, a more tender, shaky kind of place where you could live.”
(Pema Chodron)

“Peace is not a matter of prizes or trophies. It is not the product of a victory or command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement.”
(Oscar Arias Sanchez)

“A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace. ”
(Gersonides)

“What greater cause and what more splendid adventure can be set before the youth of the world than the endeavor to bring into being that age-old dream of saints and sages – the great Commonwealth of the World as the visible embodiment of the brotherhood of man? ”
(Arthur Henderson )

“Peace, peace is what I seek and public calm, Endless extinction of unhappy hates. ”
(Matthew Arnold )

“People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.”
(Ramona L. Anderson)

“We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.”
(Dorothy Day )

“If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed ? but hate these things in yourself, not in another. ”
(Mohandas Gandhi)

“Every one of us can make a contribution. And quite often we are looking for the big things and forget that, wherever we are, we can make a contribution. Sometimes I tell myself, I may only be planting a tree here, but just imagine what’s happening if there are billions of people out there doing something. Just imagine the power of what we can do. ”
(Wangari Maathai )

“Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.”
(Daisaku Ikeda)

“You can bomb the world into pieces, but you can’t bomb it into peace. ”
(Michael Franti)

“If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present.”
(Mairead Corrigan Maguire)

“Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions by many people in many countries. It is an attitude, a way of life, a way of solving problems and resolving conflicts. It cannot be forced on the smallest nation or enforced by the largest. It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests. It requires us to work and live together. ”
(Oscar Arias Sanchez )

“If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
(Thomas Paine)

“First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”
(Thomas a Kempis)

” The life of “peace” is both an inner journey toward a disarmed heart and a public journey toward a disarmed world. This difficult but beautiful journey gives infinite meaning and fulfillment to life itself because our lives become a gift for the whole human race. With peace as the beginning, middle, and end of life, life makes sense. ”
(John Dear )

“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
(Isaiah, II:4 )

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. ”
(St. Francis of Assisi )

“The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a mater-architect; in execution, the labors of many. ”
(Hubert Humphrey)

“It would be naïve to think that peace and justice can be achieved easily. No set of rules or study of history will automatically resolve the problems … However, with faith and perseverance, … complex problems in the past have been resolved in our search for justice and peace.”
(Jimmy Carter)

“Peace is the respect for the rights of others. (El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz ).”
(Benito Juarez)

“There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”
( A. J. Muste)

“Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future. ”
(Jack DuVall )

“It is easier to make war than to make peace. ”
(George Clemenceau )

“A truly free society must not include a “peace” which oppresses us. We must learn on our own terms what peace and freedom mean together. There can be no peace if there is social injustice and suppression of human rights, because external and internal peace are inseparable. Peace.is not just the absence of mass destruction, but a positive internal and external condition in which people are free so that they can grow to their full potential”
(Petra Karin Kelly )

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”
(William E. Gladstone )

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.”
(Tenzin Gyatso )

“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart. ”
(Albert Einstein)

“But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.”
(John F. Kennedy)

“We have thought of peace as the passive and war as the active way of living. The opposite is true. War is not the most strenuous life. It is a kind of rest-cure compared to the task of reconciling our differences. ”
(M. P. Follett )

“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”
(Robert Fulghum)

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
(Malcolm X)

“We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but on the positive affirmation of peace. We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war. Somehow, we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race, which no one can win, to a positive contest to harness humanity’s creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the nations of the world. In short, we must shift the arms race into a peace race. If we have a will – and determination – to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and errors, its successes and setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned. ”
(Dag Hammarskjold )

“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”
(Lao Tzu )

“One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.”
(Thomas Jefferson)

“All we are saying is give peace a chance. ”
(John Lennon)

“We must build a new world, a far better world – one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.”
(Harry S. Truman)

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. ”
(John Lennon)

“We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace. We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war. Somehow, we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race, which no one can win, to a positive contest to harness humanity’s creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the nations of the world. In short, we must shift the arms race into a peace race. If we have a will – and determination – to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment.”
(Martin Luther King

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