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Ways to Live and Learn Peace in Quotes

  1. Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contibute the best that they have and all that they are.

    Hafsat Abiola

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  2. The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

    Jane Addams

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  3. Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

    Jane Addams

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  4. It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

    Alfred Adler

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  5. Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.

    African Proverb

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  6. In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again: and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life; toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.

    James Agee

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  7. Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never eat them. We must live by the love of what we will never see. This is the secret discipline. It is a refusal to let the creative act be dissolved away in immediate sense experience, and a stubborn commitment to the future of our grandchildren. Such disciplined love is what has given prophets, revolutionaries, and saints the courage to die for the future they envisaged. They make their own bodies the seed of their highest hope.

    Ruben Alves, Tomorrows Child

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  8. No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.

    Marian Anderson

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  9. We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.

    Maya Angelou

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  10. There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.

    Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

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  11. If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those who are around you. If you can maintain this habit, this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.

    Annamalai Swami

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  12. Peace begins when the hungry are fed.

    Anonymous

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  13. Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.

    Anonymous

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  14. In the struggle rewards are few. In the fact, I know of only two, loving friends and living dreams. These rewards are not so few it seems.

    Anonymous

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  15. Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.

    Thomas Aquinas

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  16. When evil is allowed to compete with good, evil has an emotional populist appeal that wins out unless good men and women stand as a vanguard against abuse.

    Hannah Arendt, 20th-century German political philosopher and author

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  17. The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

    Hannah Arendt, 20th-century German political philosopher and author

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  18. Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.

    Oscar Arias

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  19. In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

    St. Augustine

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  20. We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours.

    Lord Baden-Powell

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  21. That's all nonviolence is - organized love.

    Joan Baez

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  22. The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of nonviolence has been the organization of violence.

    Joan Baez

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  23. If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

    Joan Baez

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  24. The point of nonviolence is to build a floor, a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink. A platform which stands a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.

    Joan Baez

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  25. There have been periods of history in which episodes of terrible violence occurred but for which the word violence was never used...Violence is shrouded in justifying myths that lend it moral legitimacy, and these myths for the most part kept people from recognizing the violence for what it was. The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they though of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.

    Gil Bailie

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  26. War would end if the dead could return.

    Stanley Baldwin

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  27. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.

    Baha'ullah

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  28. When someone steals another's clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.

    Basil the Great

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  29. If you live alone, whose feet will you wash?

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