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Published on February 16, 2009

Author: chadrimmer



In 2007, Rev. Chad Rimmer led a congregational retreat on Christian Peacemaking. Here are some perspectives on peace.


“ If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace…” - Jesus

“ They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying ‘Peace, Peace!’ when there is no Peace.” - Jeremiah

“… they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; - Isaiah nations shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more.”

“… seek Peace and pursue it…” - Psalms

“ If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.” - Chinese Proverb

“ While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.” - St. Francis of Assisi

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

“ When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.” - Muhammed Ali

“ I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” - Abraham Lincoln

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

“ Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“ If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.” - Lyndon B. Johnson

“ For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.” - Larry Eisenberg

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

“ Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – - Dorothy Thompson alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”

“ Peace we want because there is another war to fight: - Indira Gandhi against poverty and disease.”

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

“ If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. - Mother Teresa You talk to your enemies.”

“ It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and earth, so that the earth will bloom once more.” - Hopi Prayer for Peace

“ There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.” - Cesar Chavez

“ You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” - Indira Gandhi

“ We must be the change we wish to see.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“ For unto us a child is born…and his name shall be called… - Isaiah Prince of Peace.”

“ Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God. - Dante In His will is our peace.”

“ The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. - Adelai Stevens So, we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.”

“ The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement.” - Arthur Gray

“ Peace is much more precious than a piece of land… - Anwar Sadat let there be no more wars.”

“ The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.” - Arabian proverb

“ He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows, - Benjamin Franklin nor judge all he sees.”

“ He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, there’d be peace.” - John Lennon

“ Parents are not interested in justice, - Bill Cosby they’re interested in peace and quiet…”

“ Peace is more important than all justice; peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.” - Martin Luther

“ Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.” - Gerald Jampolsky

“ If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” - Nelson Mandela

“ Let us forgive one another – - Leo Tolstoy only then will we live in peace.”

“ We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, - Thomas Merton and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”

“ Greet one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus.” - Paul

“ May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.” - Eskimo proverb

“ More light than we can learn; more wealth than we can treasure; more love than we can earn; more peace than we can measure, - Anonymous because one Child is born.”

“ Peace I leave with you, - Jesus my peace I give to you…”

“ If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” - Anita Koddick

“ Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. - Dr. Seuss It’s not.”

“ Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. - Victor Hugo God is awake.”

“ Blessed are the peacemakers, - Jesus for they shall be called the children of God.”


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