It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.— Nelson Mandela
Staggering Making Peace quotations
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined...
Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it.
Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate - thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Most of the world is like a mental hospital.
Some persons are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace.
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.
Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.
You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.
Make peace with your body, it's not manmade, there are no flaws, there are no mistakes.
Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: - I shall not fear anyone on Earth. - I shall fear only God. - I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. - I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. - I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
The perfect family doesn't exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let's not talk about the perfect mother-in-law! It's just us sinners. A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: "May I? Thank you, and I'm sorry" and "never, never, never end the day without making peace."
We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it.
Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Contentment, then, is the product of a heart resting in God.
It is the soul’s enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding. It is the outcome of my will being brought into subjection to the Divine will. It is the blessed assurance that God does all things well, and is, even now, making all things work together for my ultimate good.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved, as to love.
The great majority of us are Muslims.
We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense of unity. But make no mistake: Pakistan is not a theocracy or anything like it.
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.
There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other peoples, just so long we will have cause for war, and make a lasting peace an impossibility.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace.
If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.
We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
The world must be made safe for democracy.
Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make.
Attack anything that makes you feel unworthy, inadequate, hopeless, powerless and useless. That is the evidence of the enemy. All those things need to be attacked with joy, with peace, with love and grace, with mercy, with kindness and the goodness of God.
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love
If you don't make peace with your past it will keep showing up in your present.