Peace

Golda Meir Page

“When the Arabs love their children more than they hate us, then there will be peace.”

- Golda Meir

Source/Notes: As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
Pythagoras Page

“As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.”

- Pythagoras

John Lennon Page

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. 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 be as one.”

- John Lennon

Source/Notes: Imagine (1971)
Morihei Ueshiba Page

“Be grateful even for hardship, setbacks, and bad people. Dealing with such obstacles is an essential part of training in the Art of Peace.”

- Morihei Ueshiba

Source/Notes: The Art of Peace (1992)
Golda Meir Page

“Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

- Golda Meir

Source/Notes: As quoted in: Midstream; a monthly Jewish review, Volume 25 (1979), p. 58

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Victor Hugo Page

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.”

- Victor Hugo

Source/Notes: The Letters of Victor Hugo: From Exile, and After the Fall of the Empire, Volume 2 (1898)
James Mattis Page

“I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all.”

- James Mattis

Source/Notes: As quoted in Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (2006) by Thomas E. Ricks
Sarada Devi Page

“I tell you one thing - if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.”

- Sarada Devi

Martin Luther King, Jr. Page

“We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Morihei Ueshiba Page

“One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.”

- Morihei Ueshiba

Source/Notes: The Art of Peace (1992 ed.)

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Henry Miller Page

“Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off!”

- Henry Miller

John Lennon Page

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”

- John Lennon

Source/Notes: As quoted in Guitar Player (1 August 2004), and in Pax Patter at ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Nhat Hanh Page

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.”

- Nhat Hanh

Source/Notes: Touching Peace (1992), p. 1. Parallax Press ISBN 0-938077-57-0
Mother Teresa Page

“The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.”

- Mother Teresa

Dalai Lama Page

“If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring.”

- Dalai Lama

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Golda Meir Page

“When peace comes, we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.”

- Golda Meir

Source/Notes: Press conference in London (1969), as quoted in A Land of Our Own : An Oral Autobiography (1973) edited by Marie Syrkin, p. 242
Albert Schweitzer Page

“We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”

- Albert Schweitzer