As has become tradition here at Trav's Thoughts, I counted down the days to this year's Blog Blast for Peace with 30 days of peace quotes. This is the third year I've done this. Some quotes might be repeated because the power of those words is timeless.
4 October 2013
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou
5 October 2013
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
6 October 2013
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
7 October 2013
Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
8 October 2013
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
9 October 2013
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Edward Woodberry
10 October 2013
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
11 October 2013
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
12 October 2013
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
13 October 2013
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
14 October 2013
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
John F Kennedy
15 October 2013
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
16 October 2013
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
17 October 2013
I've always taken The Wizard of Oz very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.
18 October 2013
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
19 October 2013
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
20 October 2013
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King Jr
21 October 2013
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me...All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
22 October 2013
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
23 October 2013
Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
24 October 2013
Let's continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized.
25 October 2013
You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.
26 October 2013
Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F Kennedy
27 October 2013
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
28 October 2013
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
29 October 2013
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
30 October 2013
The most eternally rich experiences in life make no sense at all.
31 October 2013
Diversity need not be divisive.
1 November 2013
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
2 November 2013
Words are...the most inexhaustible source of magic; capable of inflicting injury and remedying it.
Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Dona Nobis Pacem