peace, I have found, is much harder than making war. -- Gerry Adams
believe that peace is not merely an absence of war but the nurture of human life,
and that in time this nurture would do away with war as a natural process."
-- Jane Addams
definition of a culture of peace must address the problem of achieving justice
for communities and individuals who do not have the means to compete or cope without
structured assistance and compassionate help. --
have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global
society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic,
national and local diversities that enrich our lives.--
is more than the absence of war. It
is learning to respect ourselves,
each other and the planet we share.
And it begins with each of us, ONE
DAY at a time..."
Robert Alan Silverstein
may seem sometimes as if a culture of peace does not stand a chance against the
culture of war, the culture of violence and the cultures of impunity and intolerance.
Peace may indeed be a complex challenge, dependent on action in many fields and
even a bit of luck from time to time. It may be a painfully slow process, and
fragile and imperfect when it is achieved. But peace is in our hands. We can do
it." -- Kofi Annan
is a paramount mission of the United Nations. It is the basis of our existence;
the essence of our identity; the course that animates everything we do. 21st September,
the International Day of Peace, is the day on which we reaffirm our commitment
to this quest. It is an opportunity to consider how to strengthen our system of
collective security. And it is meant to be a day of global ceasefire.
call on all countries and all people to stop all hostilities for the entire day.
I urge all people around the world to observe a minute of silence at Noon.
hours is not long enough, but it is time enough for combatants and political leaders
to consider the destruction they are visiting on their people and on their lands.
It is long enough to look over the barricades and through the barbed wire to see
if there is another path.
this International Day of Peace, let us all honor those who have suffered from
violence. Let us hold in our hearts the ideal of peace. -- Kofi
consists, very largely, in the fact of desiring it with all one's soul. --
Oscar Arias Sanchez
consists, very largely, in the fact of desiring it with all one's soul. The inhabitants
of my small country, Costa Rica, have realized those words by Erasmus. Mine is
an unarmed people, whose children have never seen a fighter or a tank or a warship."
-- Oscar Arias Sanchez
"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
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
peace is what I seek and public calm, Endless extinction of unhappy hates.
-- Matthew Arnold
they used to say 'What if they gave a war and nobody came?' How worthwhile if
they declared a day of peace and everybody came." -- Ed
"September 21, the International
Day of Peace, is an occasion to take stock of our efforts to promote peace and
well-being for all people everywhere. It is an opportunity to appreciate what
we have already accomplished, and to dedicate ourselves to all that remains to
be done. It is also meant to be a day of global cease-fire: a twenty-four hour
respite from the fear and insecurity that plague so many places.
I urge all countries and all combatants to honour this cessation of hostilities.
And I ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence at 12 noon local time.
As the guns fall silent, we should use this opportunity to ponder the price we
all pay due to conflict. And we should resolve to vigorously pursue ways to make
permanent this day’s pause.
this International Day, let us promise to make peace not just a priority, but
a passion. Let us pledge to do more, wherever we are in whatever way we can, to
make every day a day of peace." --
Let us not deceive
ourself: we must elect world peace or world destruction. --Bernard Mannes
Peace is the beauty
of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the
joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the
victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Peace is all of these and more
and more. -- Menachem
Because we want the peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war,
of course, continues, because the waging of war, by its nature, is total - but
the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial. -- Daniel
peace means rising above one's own wants, needs, and emotions. -- Benazir
be with you. -- The Bible: Genesis XLIII. 23
these disturbing and distressing times, surely it's cheaper, and smarter, to make
friends out of potential enemies than it is to defend yourself against them..Justice
is the surest way to get peace. -- Bono
is no longer a synonym for patriotism. Our survival as a planet depends on maintaining
peace and justice. -- Blasé
peace in our time, O Lord. -- The Book of Common Prayer
is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking
activity -- Elise