Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. - Buddha, We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help in order to work on ourselves. - Pema Chödrön, Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are. - Hafsat Abiola, I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. - Edward Everett Hale, There never was a good war or a bad peace. - Benjamin Franklin, A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under whose shade they will never sit. - Greek proverb, Unless we teach children peace, someone else will teach them violence. - Colman McCarthy, When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. - Ethiopian proverb, Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. - John Lennon, In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King, Jr., War cannot be humanized; war can only be abolished. - Albert Einstein, We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. - David Attenborough, One hand alone does not clap. - Arabic proverb, It is far better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. - Author uncertain, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead, How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank, It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. - Eleanor Roosevelt, I went into the Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I now believe that if you prepare thoroughly for war you will get it. - John Frederick Maurice, Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. - Sally Koch, Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi, Peace is a human right, as well as a science, a technique and an art. To build it efficiently it shall be studied and practiced. - Author unknown, Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr., If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow the seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present. - Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. - Dorothy Thompson, Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence. - Dorothy Thompson, Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals. - Ammon Hennacy, Peace is not the product of a victory or command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions by many people in many countries. - Oscar Arias Sánchez, It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice. - Thomas Jefferson, If you want peace, work for justice. - Pope Paul VI, I wish for the peace and happiness which can only be mine if they at the same time belong to all people, and which I otherwise consciously abstain from. National satisfaction and safety for one's own country, while need and misery prevail in others - that is abominable. - Pierre Cérésole, Violence often brings about momentary results. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem; it merely creates new and more complicated ones. - Martin Luther King, Jr., We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart. - Albert Einstein, Those who do not move do not notice their chains. - Rosa Luxemburg, If you want to end war, then instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers. - Malala Yousafzai, I’m a biologist, and war is not genetically fixed. War is a cultural invention. It’s time to end this abomination. - Judith Hand, War is a barbaric tool of the war profiteers and Empires who employ them. War pits young people from the working class against other similarly poor, or disadvantaged humans, for nothing but the greed of the few. - Cindy Sheenan, You cannot find peace by avoiding life. - Virginia Woolf, Like life, peace begins with women. They are the first to forge lines of alliance and collaboration across the conflict divides. - Zainab Salbi, There is no such thing as a ‘humanitarian’ war. In cases of conflict or bitter oppression, the very best way to mend broken relationships is to use all nonviolent means possible to de-escalate tensions and work for a better life going forward on the basis of the equality and equal worth of all human persons. - Helena Cobban, It takes more than one person to bring about peace - it takes all of us. - Rosa Parks, The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. - Lucretius, Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. - Albert Einstein, If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito. - African proverb, Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better. - Maya Angelou, Respect everyone - including yourself. Then you will find peace in your heart. - Sadhisan Thirumohan, Always practice the Art of Peace in a vibrant and joyful manner. - Morihei Ueshiba, To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. - Mother Teresa, Peace equals ability to handle conflict, with empathy, nonviolence and creativity. - Johan Galtung, I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela, No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela.
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