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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
Peace begins with a smile.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
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 at it.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Peace is its own reward.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
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.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace. Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world. Amen.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
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.
Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
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 its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.
Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life – bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
People always make war when they say they love peace.
The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.
Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.
I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
I declare that I will establish peace in this world.
Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.
Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
Peace is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by.
You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace.
The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.
Power to the peaceful!
The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.
One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace.
One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Peace cannot be kept by force it can only be achieved by understanding.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate… we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Never be in a hurry do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.
Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Dear Lord we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything – millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.
I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again.
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.
We must all make peace so that we can all live in peace.
If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it.
Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people’s, if we are always criticizing trivial actions – which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
Peace is more important than all justice and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
On all the peaks lies peace.
Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred universal brotherhood, not enmity peace, and not violence.
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.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman’s toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace.
There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.
The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so high – and they apply equally to both of us. I seek full-blast mutual intensity, fully fledged mutual acceptance, full-blown mutual flourishing, and fully felt peace and joy with each other. This requires a level of physical attraction, personal adoration, and moral admiration that is hard to find.
Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
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.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
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