Man invents war. Man discovers peace.
He invents war from without.
He discovers peace from within.
War man throws. Peace man sows.
The smile of war is the flood of human blood.
The smile of peace is the love, below, above.
Peace we achieve
When we do not expect anything
From the world,
But only give, give, and give
What we have and what we are.
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
“This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”
— Peace Pilgrim.
There never was a good war or bad peace.
Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty.
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