“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”
–Doris Mortman

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
–Hannah Arendt

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.”
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“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 Annan

“Teach us to sit still.”
–T.S. Eliot

“Close your eyes and you will see clearly
Cease to listen and you will hear the truth”
–Taoist poem

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
–Baba Ram Dass

“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.”
– Joanna Macy

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”
–Black Elk
(1863 – 1950)

“Perfect bliss grows only in the heart made tranquil.”
–Hindu proverb

“Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health and education, as well as freedom and human dignity.”
–Ralph Johnson Bunche (1904-1971)

“We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?”
–Jacques-Yve Cousteau (1910-1997)

“Human beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.”
–The XIVth Dalai Lama

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends.  You talk to your enemies.”
–Moshe Dayan
(1915-1981)

“Peace cannot be kept by force.  It can only be achieved by understanding.”
–Albert Einstein

“I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments.  Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” –Isaiah 11:4

“It is possible to live in peace.” –Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of love.”
– Andre Gide
(1869-1951)

“Peace is every step.”
–Thich Nhat Hahn

“Nothing is more precious than peace.  Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.”
—Daisaku Ikeda

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