Peaceful Thoughts

collected by the staff of the web for the rest of us.

Goodness is stronger than evil. Love is stronger than hate.

Light is stronger than darkness. Life is stronger than death."  

Desmond Tutu

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;  what is essential is invisible to the eye.     Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Life must be lived forward, but understood backward.  Kierkegaard

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

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. *  Buddha

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. * Einstein

"'What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it.

If you can't change it, change the way you think about it...."  

Maya Angelou

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there is in silence...." 

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata.

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring 

Will be to arrive where we started  And know the place for the first time"   T.S. Eliot

Until we extend the circle of our compassion to all living things, we will not, ourselves, find Peace * Albert Schweitzer

Live in peace, and the God of love and peace shall be with you.   2 Corinthians 13:11

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.  * Martin Luther King, Jr.

As you walk upon the sacred earth, treat each step as a prayer. *  Black Elk

When you're finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you're going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can't we learn to live together like decent people?    * Frank Borman

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

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. *   Indira Gandhi

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.  Jimmy Carter

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace. * Nikita Khrushchev

People say that walking on water is a miracle, but to me, walking peacefully on the Earth is the real miracle. * Thich Nhat Hanh

Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.  *  Danish proverb

All we are saying is give peace a chance.    John Lennon