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Those who prefer victory to peace will have neither - Anonymous

"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 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 Begin

"Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat."
-- Bhagavad Gita

* "Rome was not built in a day
Opposition will come your way
But the harder the battle you see
It's the sweeter the victory"
-- Jimmy Cliff

* The god of Victory is said to be one-handed, but Peace gives victory to both sides.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Full effort is full victory. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself” -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to defeat for it is only momentary." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
~ Al Gore

 

* 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

"It is important to remind young people that peace is the only victory."
-- Scarlett Johansson

Certain peace is better and safer than anticipated victory
-- Livy (c 29BC)

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity
-- Horace Mann

* It is a good moment to repeat that a war is never won. Never mind that history books tell us the opposite. The psychological and material costs of war are so high that any triumph is a pyrrhic victory. Only peace can be won and winning peace means not only avoiding armed conflict but finding ways of eradicating the causes of individual and collective violence: injustice and oppression, ignorance and poverty, intolerance and discrimination. We must construct a new set of values and attitudes to replace the culture of war which, for centuries, has been influencing the course of civilization. Winning peace means the triumph of our pledge to establish, on a democratic basis, a new social framework of tolerance and generosity from which no one will feel excluded.
-- Federico Mayor
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

* For love of domination we must substitute equality; for love of victory we must substitute justice; for brutality we must substitute intelligence; for competition we must substitute cooperation. We must learn to think of the human race as one family.
-- Bertrand Russell

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places -- and there are so many -- where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
-- Howard Zinn

 

 

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