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More peace quotes

I felt it was about time for more peace quotes (here is my first set).  There are so many, from so many different people, that it is hard to choose.  Anyhow, it’s all good:

“We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.” Albert Einstein

“Affirm divine calmness and peace, and send out only thoughts of love and goodwill if you want to live in peace and harmony. Never get angry, for anger poisons your system.” Paramahansa Yogananda

“War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.” Alfred Adler

“How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don’t have a voice to speak?”  Isabel Allende

“Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.” Martin Amis

“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

“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

“The best way of avenging thyself is not to become like the wrong-doer.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Once again we see that people throughout the ages and in many different walks of life have had important things to say about peace.  It is certainly time we started listening.


February 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] of the worlds, indeed.  Of course, as Martin Amis has written (and I have cited previously), you can always take the “bullets” out of the gun (sounds like a good idea […]

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