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PEACE QUOTES

MAY 1, 2013


Quotes tagged as “peace”  from Goodreads

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

John Lennon

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
― John Lennon

Chuck Palahniuk

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
― Chuck PalahniukDiary

Mahatma Gandhi

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Mother Teresa

“Peace begins with a smile..”
― Mother Teresa

Virginia Woolf

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
― Virginia Woolf

Mahatma Gandhi

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

Bob Marley

“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”
― Bob Marley

George Carlin

“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”
― George Carlin

John Lennon

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
― John Lennon

Fred Rogers

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
― Fred Rogers

Mahatma Gandhi

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
– I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
– I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Albert Einstein

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
― Albert Einstein

John Lennon

“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
― John Lennon

Milan Kundera

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera

Dave Barry

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”
― Dave Barry

Mahatma Gandhi

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Lemony Snicket

“The world is quiet here.”
― Lemony Snicket

Bill Watterson

“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?”
― Bill WattersonCalvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995

Mahatma Gandhi

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Gautama Buddha

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha

Malcolm X

“Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”
― Malcolm X

John Lennon

“War is over … If you want it.”
― John Lennon

Mitch Albom

“You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself.”
― Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Albert Schweitzer

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
― Albert Schweitzer

Virginia Woolf

“To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is…at last, to love it for what it is, and then to put it away.”
― Virginia Woolf

Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only ‘peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Bill Watterson

“How come we play war and not peace?”
“Too few role models.”
― Bill Watterson

 


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PEACE TALKS




The following are some amazing TED talks on Peace. (click to watch)

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If you know of other amazing talks on peace, please contact us with the details so we can add them to this page as a future resource – have a great day – thank you!


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LITERATURE ON PEACE




Literature on Peace

The Peace Company has a fantastic selection of literature on Peace Leaders, Peace and Spirituality, Non-Violence and Conflict Resolution, Children’s Books, Books for Parents and Educators.

 

Goodreads also has a fantastic selection of books on Peace, the following is a small selection:

The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop, by William Ury

Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, Gia-Fu Feng (Translator), Jane English (Translator)

Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies, by David P. Barash

Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World, by Thích Nhất Hạnh

We will keep adding books about peace, so if you have a recommendation for a book to add, please contact us with the details to let us know!


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