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There is no such thing as inner peace, there is only nervousness and death.
When fire and water are at war it is the fire that loses.
Before the war, and especially before the Boer War, it was summer all the year round.
One sword keeps another in the sheath.
Peace is a virtual, mute, sustained victory of potential powers against probable greeds.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
The peace of the man who has foresworn the use of the bullet seems to me not quite peace, but a canting impotence.
Where they make a desert, they call it peace.
That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally.
Peace: in international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
They sicken of the calm who know the storm.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense.
It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.
Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Cats are angels with fur.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Know thyself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Living with a dog is one way to retain something of a child's spirit.
A dog Is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.
The dog is the god of frolic.
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog.
A dog wags its tail with its heart.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
Money will buy a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
Peace is the first thing the angels sang. Peace is the mark of the sons of God. Peace is the nurse of love. Peace is the mother of unity. Peace is the rest of blessed souls. Peace is the dwelling place of eternity.
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, the pursuit must go on.
Choose to experience peace rather than conflict.
You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of their way and let them have it.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not find peace.
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.
Before it's too late, and time is running out, let us turn from trust in the chain reactions of exploding atoms to faith of the chain reaction of God's love. Love - love of God and fellow men. That is God's formula for peace.
The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
It takes two to make peace.
We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war.
The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful.
Peace, like charity, begins at home.
May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.
Positive thoughts (joy, happiness, fulfillment, achievement, worthiness) have positive results (enthusiasm, calm, well-being, ease, energy, love). - Negative thoughts (judgment, unworthiness, mistrust, resentment, fear) produce negative results (tension, anxiety, alienation, anger, fatigue).
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities,
It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Most of us can, as we choose, make of this world either a palace or a prison.
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
Before a painter puts a brush to his canvas he sees his picture mentally. ... If you think of yourself in terms of a painting, what do you see? ... Is the picture one you think worth painting? . . . You create yourself in the image you hold in your mind.
We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us - how we take it, what we do with it - and that is what really counts in the end.
Get into the habit of looking for the silver lining of the cloud, and, when you have found it, continue to look at it, rather than at the leaden gray in the middle. It will help you over many hard places.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
It is not the situation. It is your reaction to the situation.
There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness, and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires - disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Help us to be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth as without light nothing flowers.
The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.
When somebody is angry with us, we draw a halo around his or her head, in our minds. Does the person stop being angry then? Well, we don't know! We know, though, that when we draw a halo around a person, suddenly the person starts to look like an angel to us.
Picture yourself placing your problem inside a pale, yellow balloon, letting it go, watching it drift until it is a tiny pastel dot in the sky.
Whenever something good happens, write it down. Buy a special notebook . . . and use it to list all the good in your life.
It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later.
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.
Pessimism never won any battle.
Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.
Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.
Exhilaration of life can be found only with an upward look. This is an exciting world. It is cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.
Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that we are never so much human as when we are striving for what is beyond our grasp, and that there is no battle worth the winning save that against our own ignorance and fear.
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number.
You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us.
No matter what level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.
Everyone has got it in him, if he will only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities. There is no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can bel How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is I
The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he until he has tried.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
Every beauty and greatness in this world is created by a single thought or emotion inside a man. Every thing we see today, made by past generations, was, before its appearance, a thought in the mind of a man or an impulse in the heart of a woman.
Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful: yourself.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.
To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
One for whom the pebble has value must be surrounded by treasures wherever he goes.
We're all only fragile threads, but what a tapestry we make.
Today, let's give thanks for life. For life itself. For simply being born!
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Peace be with you.
I have never advocated war, except as a means of peace.
They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.
I am a man of peace, God knows how I love peace; but I hope I shall never be such a coward as to mistake oppression for peace.
Peace at any price.
Glory to God, in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Peace be to this house.
Peace hath her victories, No less renowned than war.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within they palaces.
If peace cannot be maintained with honor, it is no longer peace.
Peace won by compromise is usually a short-lived achievement.
If the pursuit of peace is both old and new, it is also both complicated and simple. It is complicated, for it has to do with people, and nothing in this universe baffles man as much as man himself.
The war-drum throbb'd no longer, and the battleflags were furl'd In the parliament of man, the federation of the world.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.


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