Welcome to Peace Week, Day 7

Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2014 by Travis Cody in

It has been tradition here at Trav's Thoughts to count down the days leading up to Blog Blast for Peace with 30 days of peace quotes.  I didn't do that this year.

But you know what?  I can still share peace quotes with you.  I've told you stories this past week about my family and how their hands of love built the foundation of my personal Peace.  So the quotes I've chosen to share with you are in that theme.

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation.  The foundation of such a method is love."
Dr Martin Luther King Jr

"In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.  I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death."
Anne Frank

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

"Family is not an important thing.  It's everything."
Micheal J Fox

"You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family."
Anita Baker

"If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference.  Believe in yourself, your family, and your community and you will win."
Lindsay Fox

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
Marcel Proust

"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures.  He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
Gene Roddenberry

"The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity."
Thomas Stephen Szasz

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."
John F Kennedy

“Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.” 
Theodore Roosevelt

“Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community.” 
Bell Hooks 

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” 
Carl Sagan

“Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person. It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself.” 
Joss Whedon

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” 
Albert Schweitzer

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ” 
Dr Martin Luther King Jr

“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It's the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ” 
Frederick Buechner

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”  
Dr Martin Luther King Jr

“and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” 
Ruskin Bond

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
Virginia Woolf

"Peace and trust take years to build and seconds to shatter."
Mahogany SilverRain

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
Dalai Lama XIV

“There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.”
Henry Ward Beecher

"Your inner strength is your outer foundation."
Allan Rufus

“Words never fade away but echo on for eternity. Let your echo ring sweet.”
Richelle E Goodrich

"A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life."
Winston Churchill

"Words are...the most inexhaustible source of magic; capable of inflicting injury and remedying it."
Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Diversity need not be divisive.

Dona Nobis Pacem


  1. Jean(ie) says:

    I'm so glad you found your soulmate dear. Hugs to you both!

  1. I look forward to these quotes! I have a link on the official site to your Peace Quotes.
    "Diversity need not be divisive" needs to be on a T-shirt somewhere. That is YOUR quote. Take credit.