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take a deep breath...
relax your shoulders...
 and just let the words wash over you...




Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
--John Muir

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

--Sy Miller and Jill Jackson

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

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

Peace can only last where human rights are respected,
where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
--The XIVth Dalai Lama

Peace is every step.
--Thich Nhat Hahn

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
--Mohandas K. Gandhi

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
--William Gladstone

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
--Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is the respect for the rights of others.
--Benito Juarez

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind...War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
--John F. Kennedy

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal...the past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
--Abraham Lincoln

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe 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

Peace may sound simple - one beautiful word - but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
--Yehudi Menuhin

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

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
-- Peace Pilgrim

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

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

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want peace, work for justice.
--Pope Paul VI

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.

--St. Francis of Asisi

All works of love are works of peace...if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
--Mother Teresa

Peace is our gift to each other.

--Elie Wiesel


I wish you peace


be the change  . . .  be the light