Quotes About Peacemaking

Quotes tagged as "peacemaking" (showing 1-30 of 34)
“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.”

Michael Bassey Johnson
“-We need more love, to supersede hatred, -We need more strength,
to resist our weaknesses,
-We need more inspiration,
to lighten up our innermind.
-We need more learning,
to erase our ignorance,
-We need more wisdom,
to live longer and happier,
-We need more truths, to suppress deceptions,
-We need more health,
to enjoy our wealth,
-We need more peace, to stay in harmony with our brethren
-We need more smiles,
to brighten up our day,
-We need more hero's, and not zero's,
-We need more change of ourselves, to change the lives of others,
-We need more understanding,
to tackle our misunderstanding,
-We need more sympathy,
not apathy,
-We need more forgiveness,
not vengeance,
-We need more humility to be lifted up,
-We need more patience and not undue eagerness,
-We need more focus, to avoid distraction,
-We need more optimism,
not pessimism
-We need more justice,
not injustice,
-We need more facts, not fiction,
-We need more education,
to curb illiteracy,
-We need more skills, not incompetence,
-We need more challenges,
to make attempts,
-We need more talents,
to create the extraordinary,
-We need more helping hands,
not stingy folks,
-We need more efforts,
not laziness,
-We need more jokes, to forget our worries, -We need more spirituality,
not mean religion,
-We need more freedom,
not enslavement,
-We need more peacemakers,
not revolutionaries...with these, we create an heaven on earth.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Shine your soul with the same egoless humility as the rainbow and no matter where
“Shine your soul with the same
egoless humility as the rainbow
and no matter where you go
in this world or the next,
love will find you, attend you, and bless you.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Jean Vanier
“Peace is the fruit of love, a love that is also justice. But to grow in love requires work -- hard work. And it can bring pain because it implies loss -- loss of the certitudes, comforts, and hurts that shelter and define us.”
Jean Vanier, Finding Peace

This world’s anguish is no different from the love we insist on holding back.
“This world’s anguish is no different
from the love we insist on holding back.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Dalai Lama XIV
“Many people today agree that we need to reduce violence in our
society. If we are truly serious about this, we must deal with the
roots of violence, particularly those that exist within each of us. We
need to embrace 'inner disarmament,' reducing our own emotions of
suspicion, hatred and hostility toward our brothers and sisters.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Joseph Bruchac
“Never think that war is a good thing, grandchildren. Though it may be necessary at times to defend our people, war is a sickness that must be cured. War is a time out of balance. When it is truly over, we must work to restore peace and sacred harmony once again.”
Joseph Bruchac, Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Jean Vanier
“True peace can rarely be imposed from the outside; it must be born within and between communities through meetings and dialogue and then carried outward.”
Jean Vanier, Finding Peace

Christine de Pizan
“Women particularly should concern themselves with peace because men by nature are more foolhardy and headstrong, and their overwhelming desire to avenge themselves prevents them from foreseeing the resulting dangers and terrors of war. But woman by nature is more gentle and circumspect. Therefore, if she has sufficient will and wisdom she can provide the best possible means to pacify man.”
Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies

Amit Ray
“Cultivate blessing. Bless yourself. Bless the whole world. Let it be full with love, peace, joy and happiness.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“The thought that human beings are considering saving lives by killing millions of their fellow human beings is so preposterous that the words 'saving life' have lost all of their meaning. One of the most tragic facts of our century is that this 'No' to nuclear weapons has been spoken so seldom, so softly, and by so few.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Meredith Ann Pierce
“Our two peoples are sworn enemies,” he whispered. “You would not do it.”
“Call me your enemy no more,” Jan bade him, drawing nearer. “I grow weary of our being enemies. The scars your talons left upon my back this autumn past are old scars now, long healed. Time to heal this ancient rift between our peoples as well.”
Meredith Ann Pierce

“Instead of thinking those who don't share your passions are not 'real Christians,' recognize the beauty of diversity within the body of Christ. Instead of being angry with others for not feeling your urgency about an issue, give them time to come around.”
Holly Sprink, Faith Postures: Cultivating Christian Mindfulness

Dave DiGrazie
“Good literature is one key to peace. When we stop reading each other, when we stop paying attention to each other's words and stories, we too easily oppose one another.”
Dave DiGrazie

“Peace isn't the absence of wars provoked by a series of delinquents of all sort, but a dynamic process of cooperation between states and people...”
Ahmed Padia Binkatabana

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without hope we fail to exist.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Richard von Weizsäcker
“Friedensliebe zeigt sich gerade darin, daß man seine Heimat nicht vergißt und eben deshalb entschlossen ist, alles zu tun, um immer in Frieden miteinander zu leben."

[Ansprache am 8. Mai 1985 in der Gedenkstunde im Plenarsaal des Deutschen Bundestages]
Richard von Weizsäcker

Pat Conroy
“Chad seemed both venomous and insecure, a flammable combination.”
Pat Conroy, South of Broad

Nath Jones
“Injustice lives in the unquiet heart.”
Nath Jones

“You can't change other people's attitudes, but you can change how you react to those people.”
Michael Lawrence....

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Love for one another will create peaceful co-existence.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Embrace all people with love.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Sometimes you need to swallow hard and recognise your enemy as a fellow human being like who has the same rights as you and accept that you need to live in same space.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Omer took a deep breath and stood up. 'It's a bad history without a doubt, he said. Nothing to be proud of.' He closed his eyes, turning his face to the side, right into the sun. 'So what are we going to do about it?' Then he opened his eyes, made a little bow, and put his hand out toward the avenue, as if to offer her the street.”
Naomi Shibab Nye

Abraham Lincoln
“If any man ceases to attack me, I never remember the past against him.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Sometimes people carried anger around for years, in a secret box inside their bodies, and it grew tighter like a hardening knot. The problem with it getting tighter and smaller was that the people did, too, hiding it. Liyana had seen this happen even in elementary school. Somebody wasn't fair to somebody and the hurt person just held it in. By the end of the year they had nearly disappeared.

But other people responded differently. They let their anger grow so large it ate them up – even their voices and laughter. And still they couldn't get rid of it. They forgot where it had come from. They tried to shake it loose, but no one liked them by now.

Liyana wondered if the person who could let it out the same size it was to begin with, was luckiest.

In Jerusalem, so much old anger floated around, echoed from fading graffiti, seeped out of cracks. Sometimes it bumped into new anger in the streets. The air felt stacked with weeping and raging and praying to God by all the different names.”
Naomi Shibab Nye

“It is the doom of the Christian church to be always distracted with controversy. John Quincy Adams”
Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

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