Cultural Psychology

Peace Quotations

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If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

In order to rally people, governments need enemies… if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

– Abraham Lincoln

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

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

– Benjamin Franklin

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.

– John F. Kennedy

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

– Carl Jung

Seek and ye shall find.

– Jesus Christ

It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and earth, so that the earth will bloom once more.

– Hopi Prayer for Peace

We must be the change we wish to see.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Give peace a chance.

– John Lennon

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.

– John Lennon

He preaches well that lives well.

– Miguel de Cervantes

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

– Miguel de Cervantes

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.

– Winston Churchill


Written by John Uebersax

April 23, 2006 at 3:33 pm

Posted in Quotes

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