With the spell of chaos my country, Malawi, has been experiencing I just thought I would put post some quotes about Peace, peace that we once had and that isn’t too far from our reach. I pray each night for the situation in this country to improve, I pray for those who have lost their lives, I pray for our leaders to somehow come to a compromise with the people and that peace shall once again reign in the Warm Heart of Africa. Here are some quotes:
“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”
Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)
“Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent revolt 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. ”
Bishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980)
“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” ~William Ewart Gladstone
“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
Buddha (560-483 B.C.)
“Peace is the respect for the rights of others.” (El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz ).
Benito Juarez (1806-1872)
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”Malcolm X (1925-1965)
“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 (1884-1962)
“Peace is always beautiful.”Walt Whitman (1819-1892)- Leaves of Grass
“If you want peace, work for justice.”Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)
“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin” Dwight David Eisenhower
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”
“We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. ” Dwight D. Eisenhower
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ” Attributed to both Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi