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1 Peace On Earth

2 If you want peace, work for justice. – Pope Paul VI

3 If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - John F. Kennedy

4 Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind… War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. –John F. Kennedy

5 I’d like someone to mention the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to give his life serving others. I’d like somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry… I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity. Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for righteousness… I want to leave a committed life behind. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

6 If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. – Nelson Mandela

7 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

8 Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. - Dalai Lama

9 If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. Moshe Dayan

10 Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. – W.E.B. Dubois

11 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. - Oscar Romero

12 For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. – Eleanor Roosevelt

13 We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. – Mother Teresa

14 How can one not speak about war, poverty and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don’t have a voice to speak. – Isabel Allende

15 Peace begins when the hungry are fed. – anonymous

16 There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace. -Kofi Annon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

17 We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate--- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. – Maya Angelou

18 The followers of Christ have been called to peace…. And they must not only have peace but make it. And to that end they renounce all violence and tumult. In the cause of Christ nothing is to be gained by such methods…. His disciples keep the peace by choosing to endure suffering themselves rather than inflict it on others. They maintain fellowship where others would break it off. They renounce hatred and wrong. In doing so they overcome evil with good, and establish the peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship)

19 I leave you love. I leave you hope. I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. I leave you respect for the use of power. I leave you faith. I leave you racial dignity. – Mary McLeod Bethune

20 Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. -Mary McLeod Bethune

21 If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything… that smacks of discrimination or slander. – Mary McLeod Bethune

22 Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace. Thomas Aquinas

23 None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. – Pearl S. Buck

24 In separateness lies the world’s great misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength. - Buddha

25 Teach this simple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. – Buddha

26 When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist. – Archbishop Helder Camara, Brazilian Liberation Theologist

27 Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours. - Cesar Chavaz

28 In all of His suffering, as in all of His life and ministry, Jesus refused to defend himself with force or with violence. He endured violence and cruelty so that God’s love might be fully manifest and the world might be reconciled to the One from whom it had become estranged. Even at his death, Jesus cried for forgiveness for those who were executioners: “Father, forgive them.” - The Challenge of Peace

29 Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war. - John Foster Dulles, War or Peace 1950

30 The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place. – Marian Wright Edelman

31 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 not clothed. -Dwight D. Eisenhower ( )

32 I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, But World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. – Albert Einstein

33 I hope… that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace. – Benjamin Franklin

34 We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Victor Frankel

35 Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a stone. - Sigmund Freud

36 We must be the change we wish to see. – Mahatma Gandhi

37 Poverty is the worst form of violence. – Mohandas Gandhi

38 The maltreatment of the natural world and its impoverishment leads to the impoverishment of the human soul. It is related to the outburst of violence in human society. To save the natural world today means to save what is human in humanity. - Raisa Gorbachev

39 If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples. If we take the common good of all humanity as our norm, instead of individual greed, peace would be possible. - Pope John Paul II, Solicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern) 1987

40 What people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise. - Barbara Jordan

41 I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something. I will not refuse to do something I can do. – Helen Keller

42 War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice. - Norman Cousins

43 We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another. – Luciano de Crescenzo

44 Imagine all the people living in peace. You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one. – John Lennon

45 All we are saying is give peace a chance… - John Lennon

46 The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. – Abraham Lincoln

47 Peace, like charity, begins at home. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

48 When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

49 One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

50 Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. - Mother Teresa

51 Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them. - Mother Teresa

52 The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned. –Dag Hammarskjold

53 It saddens me to think that there are children in America who are hungry every day of their lives. No one can live, and grow without such a fundamental necessity as food. If we Americans reach out to our own communities, we could end this crisis. - Tim McGraw

54 Even one kid going hungry in America is one too many. How can we stand by when the reality is that there are more than 12 million underfed children in the U.S.? We can make a difference. – Leann Rimes

55 If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. – Buzz Aldrin

56 If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. - Mother Teresa

57 To think that one child can go to bed hungry somewhere in this country is heartbreaking… to know how many do is virtually incomprehensible. This is not only a problem that exists in the far reaches of the globe. It happens right here in our own backyard. Together, as concerned citizens, we must do more to make sure every child’s needs are met. – Katie Couric

58 The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world. – Frederico Garcia Luca

59 It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. - Mother Teresa

60 We the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing. – Mother Teresa

61 Silence leads to prayer. Prayer leads to faith. Faith leads to love. Love leads to service. Service leads to peace. – Mother Teresa

62 The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. – Saint Augustine

63 We just flew over the Middle East and I have to tell you, from up here it looks peaceful and quiet just like the rest of the planet. I think all of us are mindful from flying around and around, this one little Earth, that it’s all we have. –Piers Sellars Space Shuttle Discovery July 2006

64 Looking down at Earth reminds us that it’s a wonderful place and that we should all live in peace and harmony if we can. – Stephanie Wilson Space Shuttle Discovery July 2006


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