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Peace, Love, Compassion, Tolerance

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Peace

The most disadvantaged peace is better than the most just war.
(Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch philosopher, 1469-1563)
 
To find peace, you don't have to avoid life.
(Virginia Woolf, English writer, 1882-1941)
 
Peace is not an absence of war.  It is a virtue, a state of mind.
(Baruch Spinoza, Dutch born Jewish philosopher, 1632-1677)
 
Peace can endure only so long as humanity really insists upon it, and is willing to work for it.
(Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the USA, 1882-1945)
 
One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands.
Lasting peace does not come from force.
(David Borenstein, American entrepreneur, born 1984)
 
People want peace so much that one of these days government better get out of their way and let them have it.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the USA, 1890-1969)
 
Making peace is much harder than making war.
(Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, born 1948)
 
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
(Wayne Dyer, American spiritual writer)
 
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
 
Where ignorance is our master, there's no possibility of real peace.
(HH. the 14th Dalai Lama, political and spiritual leader of a free Tibet)
 
I object to violence because whan it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
 
Those who love peace must learn to organise as well as those who love war.
(Martin Luther King, American civil rights activist, 1929-1968)
 
Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, peace is our gift to each other.
(Elie Wiesel, 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, born 1928)
 
There is no way to peace, peace is the way.
(A.J. Muste, Dutch born American pacifist, 1885-1967)
 
We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
(Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the USA, born 1924)
 
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
(Chinese proverb)
 
We can never obtain world peace if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves.
World peace must develop out of inner peace.
(HH. the 14th Dalai Lama, political and spiritual leader of a free Tibet)
 
Man must evolve for all human conflichts a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
(Lao-Tzu, Chinese Taoist philosopher, ca. 600 B.C.)
 
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defences of peace.
(U. Thant, secretary-general of the UN, 1909-1974)
 
If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall off your hands.  One cannot love while holding arms.
(Paul VI, catholic pope, 1897-1978)
 
True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.
(Martin Luther King, American civil rights activist, 1929-1968)