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Quote Angela Replybullet Topic: Quotes for Peace
    Posted: 24 June 2006 at 11:18am

Quotes to reflect on.....

"Peace be with you."
-- The Bible: Genesis XLIII. 23

"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace."
-- The Bible: Proverbs. III. 17

"If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another."
-- Winston Churchill

"I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war."
-- Cicero.

"The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war."
-- Desiderius Erasmus

"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

"And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
-- Isaiah 2:4

"Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time."
-- Lyndon B Johnson

"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 a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."
-- John F. Kennedy

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

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one."
-- John Lennon

"All we are saying is give peace a chance..."
-- John Lennon

"And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight."
-- John Lennon

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

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

"Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared."
-- Henri Nouwen

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

"The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things."
-- Peace Pilgrim

"One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history."
-- Peace Pilgrim

"Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -- avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace."
-- Petrarch (14th century)

"If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms."
-- Pope Pius VI

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

"More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars -- yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous"
-- George Bernard Shaw

"The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve."
-- Vatican statement to the U.N., 1976

"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
-- George Washington

"Peace is our gift to each other."
-- Elie Wiesel

"There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.
-- Woodrow Wilson.

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Quote herjihad Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2006 at 4:20pm

Peace, Shukran, and spacebo!

Al-Hamdulillah (From a Married Muslimah) La Howla Wa La Quwata Illa BiLLah - There is no Effort or Power except with Allah's Will.
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Quote ak_m_f Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2006 at 4:29pm
Narrated Anas

It was said to the Prophet "Would that you see Abdullah bin Ubai." So,the Prophet went to him, riding a donkey, and the Muslims accompanied him, walking on salty barren land. When the Prophet reached 'Abdullah bin Ubai, the latter said, "Keep away from me! By Allah, the bad smellof your donkey has harmed me." On that an Ansari man said (to 'Abdullah), "By Allah! The smell of the donkey of Allah's Apostle is better than your smell." On that a man from 'Abdullah's tribe got angry for 'Abdullah's sake, and the two men abused each other which caused the friends of the two men to get angry, and the two groups started fighting with sticks, shoes and hands. We were informed that the following Divine Verse was revealed (in this concern):-- "And if two groups of Believers fall to fighting then, make peace between them." (49.9)
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Quote mariyah Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2006 at 4:38pm

Asalaamu Alaikum


2:224 AND DO NOT allow your oaths in the name of God to become an obstacle to virtue and God-consciousness and the promotion of peace between men: <>Asad(2,212) for God is all-hearing, all-knowing

4:86 But when you are greeted with a greeting [of peace], answer with an even better greeting, or [at least] with the like thereof. <>Asad(4,105) Verily, God keeps count indeed of all things.

And a reminder to those who have problems and issues with non muslims being in the forum:

4:94 [Hence,] O you who have attained to faith, when you go forth [to war] in God's cause, use your discernment, and do not - out of a desire for the fleeting gains of this worldly life - say unto anyone who offers you the greeting of peace, "Thou art not a believer" <>Asad(4,119)   for with God there are gains abundant. You, too, were once in the same condition <>Asad(4,120)   - but God has been gracious unto you. Use, therefore, your discernment: verily, God is always aware of what you do.

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"Every good deed is charity whether you come to your brother's assistance or just greet him with a smile.
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Quote Patty Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2006 at 5:24pm

An excerpt from a song we sing at Mass:

"Peace is flowing like a river, flowing down on you and me, flowing out into the desert.....setting all the captives free."

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Pope John Paul II

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

Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa

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

    • Buddha (560-483 B.C.)

Peace is the only battle worth waging.

    • Albert Camus (1913-1960)




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Quote peacemaker Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2010 at 8:50pm
Asad: "And when those who believe in Our messages come unto thee, say: "peace be upon you. Your Sustainer has willed upon Himself the law of grace and mercy Asad(6,46) - so that if any of you does a bad deed out of ignorance, and thereafter repents and lives righteously, He shall be [found] much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace."
Qur'an 6:54
Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
Qur'an 55:13
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Quote IssaEl999 Replybullet Posted: 31 March 2011 at 10:54am
El's Holy Qur'aan 6 ; 52 - 55 , And I Quote ; Muhammad , You Are Not Held Accountable For Anyone , Nor Are They Held Accountable For Your Account...

Edited by IssaEl999 - 31 March 2011 at 10:55am
El's Holy Qur'aan , States In Chapter 17 ; 81 , '' And Say ; Truth Has ( Now ) Arrived , And Falsehood Perished ; For Falsehood Is ( By Its Nature ) Bound To Perish (81 ) .
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Quote Matt Browne Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2011 at 7:41am
Thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes, Angela. I'd like to add some

"If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, of self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology." -- Karen Armstrong

"Respect only has meaning as respect for those with whom I do not agree." -- Karen Armstrong

"We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours." -- Karen Armstrong

"نسأل الله دائما أن يبارك امتنا،ويحمي ملكتنا،ويشفي أمراضنا،ويمنحنا طقسا جميلا يوم رحلتنا. نذكر الله بأنه خلق العالم وبأننا خطاءون تعساء، وكأنما قد نسى هو ذلك. يستشهد السياسيون بالله لتبرير سياساتهم، ويستخدم المدرسون اسمه للحفتظ على النظام بالفصول، والإرهابيون لارتكاب بشاعاتهم باسمه. نتوسل إلى الله أن يدعم جانبنا في الانتخابات أو الحرب، حتى على الرغم من أنه من المفترض أن أعداءنا هم أيضا أطفال الله وموضوع حبه ورعايته." -- Karen Armstrong

"The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.  Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect." -- Karen Armstrong

A religion that's intolerant of other religions can't be the world's best religion --Abdel Samad
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people--Eleanor Roosevelt
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