Much Love to: WINDFEATHER -We are All Connected-

Frankiln Roosevelt

The motto of war is: "Let the strong survive; let the weak die." The motto of peace is: "Let the strong help the weak to survive."

--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mother Theresa

"We don't need bombs and guns to destroy, to bring peace - just get "together, love one another, bring that peace, that joy, that strength of presence of each other in the home. And we will be able to overcome all the evil that is in the world."

-- Mother Teresa

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love and once we begin to love each other naturally we want to do something."

-- Mother Teresa

Hafsat Abiola

"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 contribute the best that they have and all that they are."

--Hafsat Abiola

Jane Addams

"Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself."

-- Jane Addams

Wendell Berry

"To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival."

-- Wendell Berry


When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined.

-- Bono

Elise Boulding

There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.

-- Elise Boulding

Pearl S. Buck

"You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings."

-- Pearl S. Buck

Jimmy Carter

"A simple and proper function of government is just to make it easy for us to do good and difficult for us to do wrong."

-- Jimmy Carter

Carrie Chapman Catt

To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.

-- Carrie Chapman Catt

When a just cause reaches its flood tide - whatever stands in the way must fall before its overwhelming power

-- Carrie Chapman Catt

Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.

-- Carrie Chapman Catt

Harry Chapin

"Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people."

-- Harry Chapin

Shirley Chisholm

Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.

-- Shirley Chisholm

"Most Americans have never seen the ignorance, degradation, hunger, sickness, and futility in which many other Americans live...They won't become involved in economic or political change until something brings the seriousness of the situation home to them."

-- Shirley Chisholm

The Dalai Lama

"It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live."

-- The Dalai Lama

"I believe that to meet the challenge of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. We must all learn to work not just for our own self, family, or nation but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace, the equitable use of natural resources, and through concern for future generations, the proper care of the environment."

-- The Dalai Lama

"We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home."

-- The Dalai Lama

"I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world."

-- The Dalai Lama

Euguene V. Debs

"Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death. "

-- Euguene V. Debs

"It is when you have done your work honestly, when you have contributed your share to the common fund that you begin to live."

-- Euguene V. Debs

Marian Wright Edelman

"You can achieve much in life if you don't mind doing the work and giving someone else the credit."

-- Marian Wright Edelman

Albert Einstein

"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving."

-- Albert Einstein

"Only a life lived for others is worth living."

-- Albert Einstein

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saint Francis of Assisi

"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace! Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon."

-- Saint Francis of Assisi

Mohandas Gandhi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-- Mohandas Gandhi

"If one does not practice nonviolence in one's own personal relations with others and hopes to use it in bigger affairs, one is vastly mistaken."

-- Mohandas Gandhi

"The future depends on what we do in the present."

-- Mohandas Gandhi

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

-- Mohandas Gandhi

Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926)

"Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926)

"We often think of peace as the absence of war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds - our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we would make new bombs. Seek to become more aware of what causes anger and separation, and what overcomes them. Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926)

Robert G. Ingersoll

"This is my creed: Happiness is the only good; reason the only torch; justice the only worship, humanity the only religion, and love the only priest."

--Robert G. Ingersoll

Jesse Jackson

"I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet."

-- Jesse Jackson

Thomas Jefferson

"Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you and act accordingly."

-- Thomas Jefferson

"Every human beings feels pleasure in doing good to another."

-- Thomas Jefferson

Helen Keller

"I find life an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others."

-- Helen Keller

John F. Kennedy, 1961

"And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us, recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state, our success or failure, in whatever office we hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions: First, were we truly men of courage... Second, were we truly men of judgment... Third, were we truly men of integrity... Finally, were we truly men of dedication??"

-- John F. Kennedy, 1961

Robert F. Kennedy

"Some people see things as they are and say 'why', I look at things that never were and say 'why not'."

-- Robert F. Kennedy

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe,

nor politic, nor popular- but one must take it simply because it is right."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The time is always right to do what is right."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Abraham Lincoln

"That we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."

-- Abraham Lincoln

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds."

-- Abraham Lincoln

Thurgood Marshall

?None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.?

-- Thurgood Marshall

George McGovern

"So, I think that?s the centerpiece of morality: Don?t lie. But to do that, you have to go a step further and find out what the truth is. You know, it?s easy to say, ?I?ll never tell a lie.? But if you say, ?I?m going to speak the truth,? you?re going to have to work damn hard to find out what the truth is. The next thing is just plain, old, simple kindness: to other people, to your family. Love for other people. I think that?s another very important part of morality, being genuinely compassionate and concerned about the feelings and well being of other people, especially those that depend on you directly."

-- George McGovern

Thomas Paine

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

-- Thomas Paine

Will Rogers

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

-- Will Rogers

E.F. Schumacher

We must do what we conceive to be the right thing, and not bother our heads or burden our souls with whether we are going to be successful. Because if we don't do the right thing, we'll be doing the wrong thing, and we will just be part of the disease, and not a part of the cure.

-- E.F. Schumacher

Albert Schweitzer

"A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day."

-- Albert Schweitzer

"The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others."

-- Albert Schweitzer

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

"It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist."

-- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

"The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others."

-- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

"The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility."

-- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Leo Tolstoy

?Life is a place of service, and in that service one has to suffer a great deal that is hard to bear, but more often to experience a great deal of joy. But that joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.?

-- Leo Tolstoy

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

--Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Lech Walesa

"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being."

-- Lech Walesa

Alice Walker

"Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet."

-- Alice Walker

Booker T. Washington

"In proportion as one renders service he becomes great."

-- Booker T. Washington

Faye Wattleton

"My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world."

-- Faye Wattleton

Walt Whitman

"Re-examine all you have been told... Dismiss what insults your Soul"

--Walt Whitman

Betty Williams

"Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason."

-- Betty Williams

Marianne Williamson

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

-- Marianne Williamson

My mood: extremely peaceful

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Comment by Pia Maria Norris on January 13, 2009 at 7:32am
Also started a blog called Peace quotes as I did not know this one existed... sorry... This blog is very nice!
Comment by clu on October 30, 2008 at 3:46am
beatiful collection !!!i'll pick diferent one each day to meditate.thnx!

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