common people of all nations want peace. In the presence of great impersonal forces
they feel individually helpless to promote it… common folk, not statesmen, nor
generals, nor great men of affairs, but just simple plain men and women like the
few thousand Quakers and their friends, if they devote themselves to resolute
insistence on goodwill in place of force, even in the face of great disaster past
or threatened, can do something to build a better, peaceful world. The future
hope of peace lies with such personal sacrificial service. To this ideal humble
persons everywhere may contribute.
-- Henry J. Cadbury
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. |
live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It’s our responsibility
to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to
live together in peace."
have no idea if world peace is attainable. But aiming for it is.”
all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
And then both women and men will
And then no person will be subject to another's will
all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give
way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the earth's abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
all will nourish the young
And then all will cherish life's creatures
And then all will live in harmony with each other and with the earth
everywhere will be called Eden, once again.
-- Judy Chicago
we desire peace, we must prepare for peace. The most important thing is to build
a culture of peace.
-- Anwarul Chowdhury
the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another."
-- Winston Churchill
is freedom in tranquility.
is easier to make war than to make peace.
-- George Clemenceau
not just a colored ribbon. It's more than a wristband or a t-shirt. It's not just
a donation or a 5 K race. It's not just a folk song, or a white dove. And peace
is certainly more than a celebrity endorsement. Peace is a fulltime job. It's
protecting civilians, overseeing elections, and disarming ex-combatants. The UN
has over 100,000 Peacekeepers on the ground, in places others can't or won't go,
doing things others can't or won't do. Peace, like war, must be waged."
all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.
-- Joseph Conrad
day of peace and sharing can lead to greater understanding and cooperation among
political parties, faith groups, and people of different races and economic class.|
-- John Conyers
is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice."
-- Norman Cousins
think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow.
I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve
problems is to not have enemies.”
can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and
where individuals and nations are free."
-- 14th Dalai
is necessary to stay on the march, to be on the journey, to work for peace wherever
we are at all times, because the liberty we cherish, which we would share with
the world, demands eternal vigilance. And democracy is no easy path, but those
of us who believe in it must be prepared to sacrifice in its cause more willingly
than those who are prepared to die in the wars of aggression. We, too, must be
dedicated to the cause of freedom.|
if, for one day ...all the warring parties on Earth agreed not to fire a shot
for twenty-four hours? ... One Day In Peace, January 1"|
is peace? Is it war? No. Is it strife? No. Is it lovely, and gentle, and beautiful,
and pleasant, and serene, and joyful? O yes!
-- Charles Dickens (Bleak House)
-- Father Divine (George Baker)
many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?