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Pearls of 2007

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You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time. ~Abram Lincoln

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

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. ~Abraham Lincoln

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. ~John Andrew Holmes

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~Mahatma Gandhi

A warless world will come as men develop warless hearts. ~Charles Wesley Burns

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.  Take which you please - you can never have both. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts. ~Abraham Lincoln

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. ~Ansel Adams

Nature does nothing uselessly. ~Aristotle

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. ~Annie Dillard

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. ~Abraham Lincoln

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. ~
Carl Sagan

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. ~Ikkyu Sojun

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. ~Sara Teasdale

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.  Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.  Anne Frank

Only when we are no longer afaid do we begin to live. ~Dorothy Thompson

There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings. ~Dorothy Thompson

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt. ~Jane Addams

I believe doubt to be a good thing.  Otherwise, there is only blind obedience. ~L.L. Abbott

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anquish, cutting the heart asunder. ~Virginia Woolf

The human mind is our fundamental resource. ~John F. Kennedy

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realized their relationship, their oneness with the uiniverse and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. ~Black Elk

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


An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.  ~Mahatma Gandhi


Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.  ~Baruch Spinoza


Peace has never come from dropping bombs.  Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.  ~Carlos Santana


Peace is not a relationship of nations.  It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul.  Peace is not merely the absense of war.  It is also a state of mind.  Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.  ~Jawaharlal Nehru


Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace.  If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know ohw to make peace right in the moment, we are alive.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh


peace has to be created, in order to be maintained.  It is the product of Faith, Strength, Enegery, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle.  It will never be achieved by passivity and quietis.  ~Dorothy Thompson


Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold.  It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience.  It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by sensless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only lst where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. ~HH The Dalai Lama


Choose: The single clenched fist lifted and ready,

or the open hand held out and waiting.

Choose: For we meet by one or the other

~Carl Sandburg


One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal.  We mut pursue peaceful ends throught  peaceful means. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace. ~Kofi Annan


People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace.  They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them.  The irony is that only place they ever needed to search was within. ~ Ramona L. Anderson


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


There is no way to peace; peace is the way. ~A.J. Muste



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