Quotes on Peace And Tolerance

World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor - it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement. John F Kennedy

There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity. Elise M. Boulding

Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences. Mikhail Gorbachev

I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. Dalai Lama

Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity. John Hume

Peace is a culture that we create by putting it in the curriculum for young people, through creating this next generation where young people get a chance to go across borders, across cultures, to learn more about each other's life, to create a global community, learn about opportunities for helping others. It's investing in peace and tolerance training, ending the gap between rich and poor. Craig Kielburger

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. Therese Of Lisieux

If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world. Kofi Annan

The only hope of preserving what is best, lies in the practice of an immense charity, a wide tolerance, a sincere respect for opinions that are not ours. Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight. Mikhail Naimy

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival. Rene Dubos

The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness. Mahatma Gandhi

Peace and love are ever in us, being and working; but we be not alway in peace and in love. Julian of Norwich

People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments. Dwight D Eisenhower

...if we are open and we prepare for promoting dialogue and love, and a better understanding of each other, and tolerance and so forth, that's what the world will become, a more tolerant, loving place. Russell Simmons

People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. Nelson Mandela

All that is contrary to love and peace is of the Fiend and of his part. Julian of Norwich

The best weapon is to sit down and talk. Nelson Mandela

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. A J Muste

Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it. Brian Tracy

We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind. To do so effectively, the world needs a global ethic with values which give meaning to life experiences and, more than religious institutions and dogmas, sustain the non-material dimension of humanity. Mankind's universal values of love, compassion, solidarity, caring and tolerance should form the basis for this global ethic which should permeate culture, politics, trade, religion and philosophy. It should also permeate the extended family of the United Nations. Wangari Maathai

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

If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. Lyndon B Johnson

Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surrounding and circumstances are of comparatively little account. Hannah Whitall Smith

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

The earth is too small a star and we too brief a visitor upon it for anything to matter more than the struggle for peace. Colman Mccarthy

Before men can find peace and harmony within themselves they must first fall in love with their country. Lord Acton

We must shift the arms race into a 'peace race'. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling. Pierre Bayle

If you want peace, work for justice. Pope Paul Vi

Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality. Barack Obama

Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect. Dominique Pire

If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present. Mairead Corrigan

I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one. John Lennon

Some of the comments that have been uttered about Islam do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans. Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others. Ours is a country based upon tolerance and we welcome people of all faiths in America. George W Bush

Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility. Thomas Jefferson

Those things of real worth in life are worth going to any length in love and respect to safeguard. Julia Hill

As we cultivate peace and happiness in ourselves, we also nourish peace and happiness in those we love. Nhat Hanh

Justice and peace can only thrive together, never apart. Oscar Arias

I wanted secular, non-Muslim people to stop kidding themselves that Islam is peace and tolerance. Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"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

The Pledge of Allegiance says "...with liberty and justice for all." What part of "all" don't you understand? Patricia Schroeder

The future of peace and prosperity that we seek for all the world's peoples needs a foundation of tolerance, security, equality and justice. Kofi Annan

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

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

Can love and peace live in the same heart? Youth is unhappy because it is faced with this terrible choice; love without peace, or peace without love. Pierre Beaumarchais

If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality. Sri Chinmoy

When the population is filled with peace and harmony it ripens like fruit that turns to rot in a jiff if not preserved by change. John Lindberg

youth has everything - everything but experience and tolerance. Patti Page

Tolerance, a term which we sometimes use in place of the words respect, mercy, generosity, or forbearance, is the most essential element of moral systems; it is a very important source of spiritual discipline and a celestial virtue of perfected people. Fethullah Gulen

We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. Karl Popper

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind. Helen Keller

The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness. Dalai Lama

All who affirm the use of violence admit it is only a means to achieve justice and peace. But peace and justice are nonviolence...the final end of history. Those who abandon nonviolence have no sense of history. Rathy they are bypassing history, freezing history, betraying history. Andre Trocme

Peace is not just the absence of mass destruction, but a positive internal and external condition in which people are free so that they can grow to their full potential. Petra Kelly

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do. Dorothy Day

Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next. John Kenneth Galbraith

What is there in the vale of lifeHalf so delightful as a wife;When friendship, love and peace combineTo stamp the marriage-bond divine? William Cowper

May God always keep us this way In peace, love and affection. Cesaria Evora

From politics it was an easy step to silence. Jane Austen

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind. Sathya Sai Baba

Love is supposed to bring you peace and happiness. If you are not feeling this in a relationship, you are living an illusion. Leon Brown

Your true nature is purity, peace and joy. Sathya Sai Baba

Let go, and move closer to existence in silence and peace, in meditation. Rajneesh

Consider that not only do negative thoughts and emotions destroy our experience of peace, they also undermine our health. Dalai Lama

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it. Anne O'Hare McCormick

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. Dalai Lama

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yes, in the poor man's garden grow Far more than herbs and flowers - Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind, And Joy for weary hours. Mary Howitt

And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us, we can afford to be in any situation. Even in the situation of hell, we will be able to contribute our peace and serenity. The most important thing is for each of us to have some freedom in our heart, some stability in our heart, some peace in our heart. Only then will we be able to relieve the suffering around us. Nhat Hanh

If you really want to create peace on the earth, create peace in your heart, in your being. That is the right place to begin with... and then spread and radiate peace and love. Rajneesh

I'm warning you with peace and love I have too much to do. So no more fan mail. Thank you, thank you. And no objects to be signed, nothing. Peace and love, peace and love. Ringo Starr

Meditation is the most effective form of relaxation. It not only relaxes the body and mind but also feeds them with vital energy, peace and happiness. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Church is missionary by nature and her principal task is evangelization, which aims to proclaim and to witness to Christ and to promote his Gospel of peace and love in every environment and culture. Pope Benedict Xvi

To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. William Blake

I thank you, dear Brothers, for preaching the love of Christ and exhorting your people to tolerance, respect and love of their brothers and sisters and of all persons. In this way you exercise the prophetic ministry that the Lord has entrusted to the Church, and in particular to the Successors of the Apostles (cf. Pastores Gregis, 26). Pope Benedict Xvi

It Is possible to live in peace. Mahatma Gandhi



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