Reflections on Peace

Reflections on Peace“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“The world is my country; to do good my religion.”
— Thomas Paine

“When we see God in each other we will be able to live together in peace.”
— Mother Teresa

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

“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict; alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”
— Dorothy Thompson

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

“Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals are free.”
— The Dalai Lama

“I believe that for peace a man may—even should—do everything in his power. Nothing in this world could rank higher than peace.”
— Anwar El-Sadat

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

“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”
— John F. Kennedy

“All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.”
— Chief Seattle

“We are, each of us, angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.”
— Luciano de Crescenzo

“There lies before us, if we choose, continued progress in happiness, knowledge and wisdom. Shall we, instead, choose death because we cannot forget our quarrels? We appeal, as human beings, to human beings: Remember your humanity and forget the rest.”
— Albert Einstein

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