We worry about ourselves, our family, our friends, our work, and our state of the world.If we allow worry to fill our hearts, sooner or later we will get sick.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh “I am fundamentally an optimist.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead “No one is born hating another person because of the color 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 “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton “Anxiety is the illness of our age.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I realize the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war… Kennedy “War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.” ~Thomas Jefferson “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 “There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. “Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.” ~ John F.
The foundation of such a method is love.” ~ Martin Luther King “Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Kennedy “If there is a mystical chord in democracy, it probably revolves around the notion that unexpected music can resonate from politics when people are pursuing questions larger than self…
But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.” ~ Thomas Jefferson “As the War Office of the United States was established in a time of peace, it is equally reasonable that a Peace Office should be established in a time of War.” ~Benjamin Rush Founding Father “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 “My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” ~ George Washington “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Victor Frankl “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great.
You can be that generation.” ~ Nelson Mandela “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ~ Mark Twain “We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.