18 posts categorized "Peace"

December 01, 2005

What is peace?

"We often think of peace as the absence of war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds - our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we would make new bombs."

Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is...

"Peace is the skillful management of conflict."

Kenneth Boulding

December 10, 2004

If we have no peace

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

October 23, 2004

There never was a good war

“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

The problems of peace

“War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.”
Thomas Mann

Peace cannot be kept by force

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be achieved through violence

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The opposite of war

“The opposite of war is not peace, it’s creation.”

Jonathan Larson