The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.— Dalai Lama
Most Powerful Peacemakers quotations
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am pretty, but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
..tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.
If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.
As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself.
You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.
Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.
The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
Peace may sound simple - one beautiful word - but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
I'm sin, but I'm not the devil.
I do sin, but I am not the devil.
People notice peacemakers because they dress funny.
We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done.
Democracy is an objective. Democratization is a process. Democratization serves the cause of peace because it offers the possibility of justice and of progressive change without force.
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.
For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defence in favour of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other's good intentions.
Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contibute the best that they have and all that they are.
If we follow the example of Jesus Christ and become true peacemakers, that flood of love will cover the earth as with a blanket.
There is no path to peace; peace is the path.
Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.
There is a myth that the purpose of education is to give one the means for upward mobility and success. The plain truth is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does need desperately more peacemakers, healers, restorers, story tellers, and lovers of every shape and form.
Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health and education, as well as freedom and human dignity.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they have freed themselves from sinful wrath.
Without being peace, we cannot do anything for peace.
If we cannot smile, we cannot help other people to smile. If we are not peaceful, then we cannot contribute to the peace movement.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
The way to the organic, active peace of brotherhood leads through the hearts of peacemakers who will knit together, with patience and self-sacrifice, the shorn and tangled fibers of human aspirations, faith, and hopes, who will transcend the fears and dangers of an adventure of trust. The road to unity is the road of repentance.
Wars damage the civilian society as much as they damage the enemy. Soldiers never get over it.
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way.
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold.
..The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war betwixt princes.