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[Hiroshima Peace Park]
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The first atomic bomb burst in the sky over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 at 8:15 AM (The Little Boy bomb, dropped by the U.S. B-29 Enola Gay, exploded with the force of 15 kilotons of explosive) and raised the curtain on the tragedy of mankind's entrance into the Nuclear Age. It gave warning that the human race may destroy itself through war. It confronted us with the dilemma we are forced to resolve: "Which shall it be, War or Peace?"

Formerly the "Hiroshima Prefecture Industry Promotion Hall" before the bombing. It was famous for its modern design of 3 storied brick structure.  As almost all buildings were totally devastated within 2 kms from hypocenter, this Atomic Bomb Dome is highly significant as the symbol for peace to the world.

"Memorial Cenotaph"  In this stone coffin, books registering the names of the victims are contained. The shape of this memorial represents a clay figure of an ancient house and keeps the souls of those who perishied in the atomic bombing out of the rain.

The inscription reads:

	Let all souls here rest in peace,
		for we shall not repeat the evil.
Towards evening, a light, southerly wind blowing across the city wafted to us an odour suggestive of burning sardines. I wondered what could cause such a smell until somebody, noticing it too, informed me that sanitation teams were cremating the remains of people who had been killed. Looking out, I could discern numerous fires scattered about the city. Previously I had assumed the fires were caused by burning rubble. Towards Nigitsu was an especially large fire where the dead were being burned by hundreds. Suddenly to realise that these fires were funeral pyres made me shudder, and I became a little nauseated. 8 Aug 1945.

 From Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya.

"The Flame of Peace" was built in 1964 as 10,000 observers offered their silent prayers for peace. It is said that the flame will burn until the entire world if free from nuclear weapons.


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  • WorldPeace is one word.  John WorldPeace
  • There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. - A. J.Muste
  • Practice Random acts of kindness.
  • Love one another.  Jesus
  • All we are saying is: give peace a chance.  John Lennon
  • It takes a whole village to raise a child.
  • Everyone makes a difference.
  • Do we hate our enemies more than we love our children?
  • People can never foresee the repercussions of little acts performed without the least thought of self.
  • When Peace is our priority, WorldPeace will become our reality.  John WorldPeace
  • Whenever there is any feeling of tension or discord, I discovered that if I looked within myself for the fault and did not blame the other person, then tension and discord ceased.  Gandhi
  • Not everyone can be a president but everyone can be a saint.
  • To call women the weaker sex is libel; it is man's injustice to women. Gandhi
  • Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence. Gandhi
  • Imagine all the people living 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 live as one.  John Lennon
  • Realize that true happiness lies within you.  Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.  Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile.  Og Mandino
  • The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.  Ralph Bunche
  • We can work on inner peace and WorldPeace at the same time... People have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of WorldPeace...Peace Pilgrim
  • The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.  Basil O'Connor
  • WorldPeace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor - it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.  John F. Kenney.
  • World-wide practice of conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensible foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace.  Gifford Pinchot
  • 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
  • "The Chance for Peace" Address - April 16, 1953.
  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. - Abraham Maslow
  • Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson
  • Mankind has grown strong in external struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace. - Adolf Hitler 
  • A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. - Aesop 
  • Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear. - Aesop 
  • There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the establishment and nothing more corrupting. - Alan John Percivale Taylor 
  • All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. - Albert Einstein 
  • Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. - Albert Einstein
  • If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self ... so the hell with it ... I will continue to be unconcerned about it, which surely has the advantage that I'm left in peace by many a fop who would otherwise come to see me. - Albert Einstein
  • Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. - Albert Einstein
  • Unless the cause of peace based on law gathers behind it the force and zeal of a religion, it hardly can hope to succeed. - Albert Einstein
  • Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Albert Schweitzer
  • The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout. - Alice Walker
  • Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear. - Amelia Earhart
  • It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. - André Gide
  • There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world - its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles. The more you understand, the more you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace. That's all there is to it. If an activity is not grounded in 'to love' or 'to learn,' it does not have value. - Anne Rice
  • We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. - Anton Chekhov
  • We make war that we may live in peace. - Aristotle
  • The only real security is not insurance or money or a job, not a house and furniture paid for, or a retirement fund, and never is it another person. It is the skill and humor and courage within, the ability to build your own fires and find your own peace. - Audrey Sutherland

  • To insist on strength ... is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering. - Barry Goldwater
  • Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. - Baruch Spinoza
  • The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies. - Basil O'Connor
  • impatience of the public burdens, combined in due season with great increase of the public expenditure. You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from reason; and you will in due season submit to peace ignominiously sought and ignominiously obtained, which will diminish your authority and perhaps endanger your independence. You will in due season find your property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • There never was a good war or a bad peace. - Benjamin Franklin
  • It is better we disintegrate in peace and not in pieces. - Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe (b. 1904)
  • If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace. - Bernard Baruch
  • The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace. - Bhagavad Gita (c. BC 400)
  • Peace comes within the souls of men When they realize their oneness with the universe. - Black Elk
  • There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace. - Bourke Coekran
  • Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. - Buddha
  • Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. - Buddha
  • Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." 3091 Buddha (563?-483? BC) Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee. 3092 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "Everything changes, nothing remains without change." 3093 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death." 3094 Buddha (563?-483? BC) He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. 3095 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." 3096 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "If a man's mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure." 3097 Buddha (563?-483? BC) Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison. 3098 Buddha (563?-483? BC) Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. 3099 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." 3100 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train." 3101 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property." 3102 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him." 3103 Buddha (563?-483? BC) The mind is everything. What you think you become. 3104 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed." 3105 Buddha (563?-483? BC) "Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themsel - Buddha (563?-483? BC)
  • To be at peace with ourselves we need to know ourselves. - Caitlin Matthews
  • To secure peace is to prepare for war. - Carl von Clausewitz
  • By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension. - Charles Horton Cooley
  • Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice. - Corazón Cojuangco Aquino (b. 1933)
  • No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace - in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. - Croesus of Lydia
  • Never for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions. - Dag Hammarskjold
  • The fidelity of the United States to security treaties is not just an empty matter. It is a pillar of peace in the world. - David Dean Rusk (b. 1909)
  • The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. - Desiderius Erasmus (1466?-1536)
  • The secret to bringing peace to earth is bearing in mind that the world is simply what it is. And is it so small a place, that you could change it radically? Live at peace with yourself, if you would bring peace even to one other human being. - Donald Walters
  • Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman
  • Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman 
  • If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  • 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
  • I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. - Dwight David Eisenhower
  • Words were never invented to fully explain the peaceful aura that surrounds us when we are in communion with minds of the same thoughts. - Eddie Myers
  • If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being. we can do it. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • brilliantly when I lifted my shade, so I went down and had a friendly reunion with the constellations.... I get a wonderful peace and the most exquisite pleasure from my friendship with the stars. - Ellen Glasgow
  • A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come. - Eric Hoffer
  • We discovered that peace at any price is no peace at all. - Eve Denise Curie (b. 1904)
  • Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. - Francesco Petrarch
  • Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence, not in an exemption from suffering. - Francis Fenelon
  • Peace, like charity, begins at home. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Under peaceful conditions the militant man attacks himself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. - G. Weatherly
  • He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards. - Georg Christopher Lichtenberg
  • Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all. - Georg Christopher Lichtenberg
  • War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. - George Orwell
  • Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny. - George Santayana
  • To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. - George Washington
  • Everyday ask yourself the question, 'Do I want to experience Peace of Mind or do I want to experience Conflict?' - Gerald Jampolsky
  • Forgiveness is an inner correction that lightens the heart. It is for our peace of mind first. Being at peace, we will now have peace to give to others, and this is the most permanent and valuable gift we can possibly give. - Gerald Jampolsky
  • You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose. - Gordie Howe
  • Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surrounding and circumstances are of comparatively little account. - Hannah Whithall Smith
  • I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. - Helen Keller
  • If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. - Henry Miller
  • 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
  • The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment. - Henry Miller
  • Johnson himself turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over. - Herbert Mitgang
  • The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. - Hyman G. Rickover
  • Indecision regarding the choice among pleasures temporarily robs a man of inner peace. After due reflection, he attains joy by turning away from the lower pleasures and seeking the higher ones. - I Ching
  • It did not take atomic weapons to make man want peace, a peace that would last. But the atomic bomb was the turn of the screw. It has made the prospect of future war unendurable. - J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. - James Earl Carter, Jr
  • One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations... is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. - James Earl Carter, Jr
  • Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. - James Lane Allen
  • Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. - Jawaharlal Nehru
  • The dove of peace has become the ostrich of complacency. - Jeanne Kirkpatrick
  • The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt. - Jesse Louis Jackson
  • You have a wonderful child. Then, when he's 13, gremlins carry him away and leave in his place a stranger who gives you not a moment's peace. - Jill Eikenberry
  • When we are capable of living in the moment free from the tyranny of shoulds, free from the nagging sensation that this moment isn't right, we will have peaceful hearts. - Joan Borysenko
  • He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. - John Calvin Coolidge
  • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - John F. Kennedy
  • World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor - it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. - John Foster Dulles
  • Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something. - John Lennon
  • The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown, and it's plain sailing. - John Lennon
  • Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. - John Muir
  • Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. - John R. Wooden
  • This is the true nature of home - it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. - John Ruskin
  • Success is that peace of mind that comes from knowing you've done everything in your power to become the very best you're capable of becoming. - John Wooden
  • There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. - John Wooden
  • Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. - Johnny Carson
  • The opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation. - Jonathan Larson
  • Out of the strain of the Doing, into the peace of the Done. - Julia Louise Woodruff
  • For years a secret shame destroyed my peace - I'd not read Eliot, Auden or MacNiece. But now I think a thought that brings me hope: Neither had Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope. - Justin Richardson
  • Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world. - Juvenal
  • Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran
  • Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections. - Katherine Paterson
  • Peace - that was the other name for home. - Kathleen Norris
  • Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. - Kin (Frank McKinney) Hubbard
  • For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe. - Larry Eisenberg
  • However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight. - Lin Yutang

  • The wise should surrender speech in mind, mind in the knowing self, the knowing self in the Spirit of the universe, and the Spirit of the universe in the Spirit of peace. - Maitri Upanishads (c. BC 800-)
  • You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. - Malcolm X
  • There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires. - Marcel Proust
  • Be cheerful, also, and seek not external help, nor the peace which others give. A man must stand straight, and not be kept straight by others. - Marcus Aurelius
  • Which part of no doesn't Congress understand? The First Amendment says: 'Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech ... or the right of the people to peaceably assemble.' I don't see any exceptions there, do you? - Mark Tapscott
  • Peace if possible, truth at all costs. - Martin Luther
  • The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. - Martin Luther King, Jr
  • If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. - Marvin Gaye (1939-1984)
  • Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth. - Matthew Henry
  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie
  • The human heart yearns for peace and love and freedom. Peace heals, elevates, and invigorates the spirit. - Michael DeBakey
  • Peace comes at the end of war, and is the word that describes the terms imposed by the winners on the losers. - Michael Ledeen
  • What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars. - Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (b. 1931)
  • I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. - Mohandas Gandhi
  • If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. - Mohandas Gandhi
  • The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him. - Mohandas Gandhi
  • If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. - Mother Teresa
  • Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God-the rest will be given. - Mother Teresa
  • 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
  • If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannonshots. - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best. - Napoleon Hill
  • Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best. - Napoleon Hill
  • The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace. - Nikita Khrushchev
  • Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Og Mandino
  • Beyond the vision of battling races and an impoverished earth I catch a dreaming glimpse of peace. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
  • Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake. - Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart. - Patanjali (BC 500-)
  • Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry
  • This is before the coming of a new Heaven and a new Earth, in the which shall reign the Prince of Peace forever and forever, as the Old shall be passed away, for lo! on earth there is nothing great but man; in man there is nothing great but mind. . . . . - Phylos the Tibetan

  • Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. - Proverbs 17:28 Bible

  • But all who humble themselves before the Lord shall be given every blessing and shall have wonderful peace. - Psalm 37:11 TLB Bible
  • In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness. - Publius Cornelius Tacitus (AD 55?-120?)
  • Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the best of his manly attributes. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to ... the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. (On the Vietnam War) - Richard M. Nixon
  • My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past; his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future. (On transfer of power to Gerald R - Richard M. Nixon

  • You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria. - Robert F. Kennedy

  • Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away. - Robert Fulghum
  • The triumph of justice is the only peace. - Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. - Rodan of Alexandria
  • I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. - Ronald Wilson Reagan
  • The vote on the Peacekeeper is also a vote on Geneva. Rejecting the Peacekeeper will knock the legs out from under the negotiating table. (On importance of the MX missile) - Ronald Wilson Reagan
  • You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, 'There is a price we will not pay.' There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning of the phrase 'Peace through strength' - Ronald Wilson Reagan
  • Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. - Saint Augustine
  • If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. - Samuel Adams
  • The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. - Samuel Adams
  • The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame; it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land. - Scott Russell Sanders
  • Why cross an ocean when you can cross a river? Why should we sail to Washington when we can meet right away 10 miles from here? (On Middle East peace initiative) - Shimon Peres (b. 1923)
  • He who does not attempt to make peace When small discords arise, Is like the bee's hive which leaks drops of honey. Soon, the whole hive collapses. - Siddha Nagarjuna (c. 100-200 AD)
  • Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character. - Spinoza
  • Dear brightest star o'er Bethlehem, O let your precious light shine in with hope and peace toward men in every home tonight. - Swedish Carol
  • They make a desert and call it peace. - Tacitus (55?-120?)
  • We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. - The Dalai Lama
  • As we sat in front of our TV set, we realized that something had changed. No longer did the programming include, at regular intervals, footage of violent criminals going through revolving doors, recitations of the horrors that might be visited on peace-loving Americans if a card-carrying member of the ACLU becomes President or bursts of talk about Boston Harbor & "Taxachusetts". George Bush is not even President yet, & the United States was already a kinder & gentler place, because the Bush campaign was over. - The New Yorker
  • Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. - Thomas Jefferson
  • Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. - Thomas Jefferson
  • We love peace, yet spurn a tame submission to wrong. - Thomas Jefferson
  • We who claim to love peace and justice must always be careful that we do not use our righteousness to provoke the violent, and in this way bring about the conflict for which we, too, like other men, are hungering in secret, and with suppressed barbarity. - Thomas Merton
  • The story - from Rumplestiltskin to War and Peace - is one of the basic tools invented by the human mind, for the purpose of gaining understanding. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. - Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The book is here to stay. What we're doing is symbolic of the peaceful coexistence of the book and the computer. - Vartan Gregorian
  • Let him who desires peace prepare for war. - Vegetius (4th century)
  • Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind. - Wilkie Collins
  • We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. - William Edwart Gladstone
  • I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone. - William F. Claire
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
    Or close the wall up with our English dead!
    In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility;
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger. - William Shakespeare
  • In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill. - Winston Churchill
  • Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war. - Winston Churchill
  • Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts. - Winston Churchill
  • I took a course in speed reading and was able to read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It's about Russia. - Woody Allen
  • You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies. - Yitzhak Rabin
  • Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.  Baruch Spinoza 
  • If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. Chinese Proverb 
  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. Abraham Maslow 
  • We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessing of peace. William Ewart Gladstone 
  • There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else. Peyton Conway March 
  • 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. God is awake. Victor Hugo 
  • If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa  
  • Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever. Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross 
  • The world is as a looking-glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it and it in turn will look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion. William Makepeace Thackeray 
  • I have a deep-seated bias against hate and intolerance.
    I have a bias against racial and religious bigotry.
    I have a bias against war, a bias for peace.
    I have a bias which leads me to believe that no problem of human relations is ever insoluble. 
    Dr. Ralph Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 
  • Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. John Muir 
  • Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Og Mandino 
  • "If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." Mahatma Gandhi 
  • The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. John Foster Dulles 
  • We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 
  • Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love. 
    (Carl) Frederick Buechner 
  • Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy. Mother Teresa 
  • Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don't accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace. Ajahn Chah 
  • Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. Robert Fulghum 
  • Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with their imagination. Robert Fulghum 
  • There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. - A. J. Muste 
  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. - Abraham Maslow 
  • Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson 
  • Mankind has grown strong in external struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace. - Adolf Hitler 
  • A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. - Aesop 
  • Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear. - Aesop 
  • There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the establishment and nothing more corrupting. - Alan John Percivale Taylor 
  • All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. - Albert Einstein 
  • Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. - Albert Einstein 
  • If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self ... so the hell with it ... I will continue to be unconcerned about it, which surely has the advantage that I'm left in peace by many a fop who would otherwise come to see me. - Albert Einstein 
  • Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. - Albert Einstein 
  • Unless the cause of peace based on law gathers behind it the force and zeal of a religion, it hardly can hope to succeed. - Albert Einstein 
  • Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity."  (Anonymous, Marine Corps saying)
  • There never was a good war or a bad peace. {Letter to Josiah Quincy, Sept. 11, 1773} - Benjamin Franklin
  • The quest for peace is the statesman's most exacting duty... Practical progress to lasting peace is his fondest hope. - Geneva Conference Address, 1955 - Dwight David Eisenhower
  • Perhaps in His wisdom the Almighty is trying to show us that a leader may chart the way, may point out the road to lasting peace, but that many leaders and many peoples must do the building. Eleanor Roosevelt

  • If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Peace, like charity, begins at home. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor that brillance of metaphor to tell you all what they mean.... You are the leaven which binds together the entire fabric of our national system of defense. From your ranks come the great captains who hold the nation's destiny in their hands the moment the war tocsin sounds. The Long Gray Line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses thundering those magic words - Duty - Honor - Country. This does not mean that you are war mongers. On the contrary, the soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. But always in our ears ring the ominous words of Plato, that wisest of philosophers: 'Only the dead have seen the end of war.' The shadows are lengthening for me. The twilight is here. My days of old have vanished tone and tint; they have gone glimmering through the dreams of things that were. Their memory is one of wondrous beauty, watered by tears, and coaxed and caressed by the smiles of yesterday. I listen vainly for the witching melody of faint bugles blowing reveille, of far drums beating the long roll. In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield. But in the evening of my memory always I come back to West Point. Always there echoes and re-echoes Duty - Honor - Country. Today marks my final roll call with you, but I want you to know when I cross the river my last conscious thoughts will be of The Corps, and The Corps, and The Corps. (speech, May 12, 1962, United States Military Academy at West Point) - General Douglas MacArthur

  • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - John F. Kennedy

  • Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.  - Og Mandino

  • True, lasting peace cannot be secured through the strength of arms alone. Among free peoples, the open exchange of ideas ultimately is our greatest security. - Ronald Reagan

  • If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.  - Thomas Paine

  • We want no war of conquest... War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed. - Inaugural Address, 1897 - William McKinley

 


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