Building Peace Quotes


Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending there is. Kofi Annan

There are astonishing stories of heroism not only in preventing bloodshed, but in building understanding which lasts. Scilla Elworthy

The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a mater-architect; in execution, the labors of many. Hubert H Humphrey

Let us join our efforts toward building the unshakable foundations for a culture of peace. Daisaku Ikeda

In an ever more open world, building peace through dialogue is no longer a choice but a necessity! Pope Benedict Xvi

Each of us by our daily acts of peace and our commitment to building a better world can inspire others and help create a groundswell for peace too powerful to be turned aside. David Krieger

I think there is a serious corruption in the idea sold through advertising that you can attain spiritual peace through lifestyle and the notion of building your happiness from the outside-in by acquiring things . . . which if you think about it, is the essence of advertising Edward Norton

Our most valuable teachers are our enemies.While our friends can help us in many ways, only our enemies can provide us with the challenge we need to develop tolerance, patience, and compassionthree virtues essential for building character, developing peace of mind, and bringing us true happiness. Dalai Lama

The nation that would to-day disarm its soldiers and turn its people to the paths of peace would accomplish more to its building up than by all the war taxes wrong from its hostile and unwilling serfs Clarence Darrow

If we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road. George W Bush

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. Baha'u'llah

Don't back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem. Oprah Winfrey

...full of God's thoughts, a place of peace and safety amid the most exalted grandeur and enthusiastic action, a new song, a place of beginnings abounding in first lessons of life, mountain building, eternal, invincible, unbreakable order; with sermons in stone, storms, trees, flowers, and animals brimful with humanity. John Muir

The family as an institution today is beset on all sides. Conflicts within the family are critical and often damaging. Contention puts heavy strain on stability, strength, peace, and unity in the home. There is certainly not time for contention in building a strong family. Marvin J Ashton

In a speedy and aggressive culture, we need different principles to live by-bravery and insight. The first moment of bravery is building trust in the mind, which we do in meditation. When we know how to create peace in our own mind, we can transform the world. Sakyong Mipham

Instead of building the peace by attacking injustices like starvation, disease, illiteracy, political and economic servitude, we spend a trillion dollars on war since 1946, until hatred and conflict have become the international preoccupation. Daniel Berrigan

Building cultures of peace is long-haul work, undramatic and unheralded, and often infinitely tedious, and most of the people doing it probably don't even think of themselves as practitioners of nonviolence. Maybe it's time they did. Carol Lee Flinders

Wherever you go in the galaxy, you can find a food business, a house-building business, a war business, a peace business, a governing business, and so forth. And, of course, a God business, which is called 'religion,' and which is a particularly reprehensible line of endeavor. Robert Sheckley

We believe that peace is not just signed papers, but rather a contract between generations for the building of a more promising and less threatening future. King Hussein

The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many. Hubert Humphrey



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