On the eve of Blog Blast

Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 by Travis Cody in

That was my very first Peace Globe.  I hovered around the very first Blog Blast Day in Nov 2006.  I didn't know anything about making a Peace Globe.  I didn't know what to make of the movement either, until I did some research and read some posts, and got to know Mimi.  And then I read about Papa's Marbles, and I knew that I wanted to participate.

Now it's a matter of course.  I am a Peace Blogger.  I am a Peace Activist.  These are my Dona Nobis Pacem contributions:

6 June 2007
7 November 2007
4 June 2008
6 November 2008
5 November 2009

I've been counting down the days to this year's Blog Blast for Peace with peace quotes. And now that we are on the eve of the big day, I thought I'd recap the quotes I chose.

4 Oct 2010
 I believe that words have power, so this matters.

5 Oct 2010
"Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without."  Buddha

6 Oct 2010
"If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another."  The 14th Dalai Lama

7 Oct 2010
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."  Peace Pilgrim

8 Oct 2010
"Armageddon is not around the corner.  This is only what the people of violence want us to believe.  The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future."  Michael Palin

9 Oct 2010
"Each one has to find his peace from within.  And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstance."  Mahatma Gandhi

10 Oct 2010
"Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness."  Ola Joseph

11 Oct 2010
"Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions."  Edward R Murrow

12 Oct 2010
"Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief."  James Russell Lowell

13 Oct 2010
"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color."  Maya Angelou

14 Oct 2010
"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me...All I ask is that you respect me as a human being."  Jackie Robinson

15 Oct 2010
"You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel."  Unknown

16 Oct 2010
"Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today."  Jinato Hu

17 Oct 2010
"If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?"  Letty Cottin Pogrebin

18 Oct 2010
"This world of ours...must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect."  Dwight D Eisenhower

19 Oct 2010
"Don't find fault.  Find a remedy."  Henry Ford

20 Oct 2010
"Without continued growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."  Benjamin Franklin

21 Oct 2010
"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why...I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"  Robert F Kennedy

22 Oct 2010
"Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself."  Kahlil Gibran

23 Oct 2010
"Never take a person's dignity:  it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you."  Frank Barron

24 Oct 2010
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."  Abraham Lincoln

25 Oct 2010
"None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps."  Thurgood Marshall

26 Oct 2010
"A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows public opinion."  Chinese proverb

27 Oct 2010
"The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights."  Thomas Jefferson

28 Oct 2010
"In every community there is work to be done.  In every nation, there are wounds to heal.  In every heart there is the power to do it."  Marianne Williamson

29 Oct 2010
"What is the quality of your intent...My intent will be evident in the results."  Thurgood Marshall

30 Oct 2010
"Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration, and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace."  Dwight D Eisenhower

31 Oct 2010
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."  Thomas Jefferson

1 Nov 2010
"Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism."  Hubert H Humphrey

2 Nov 2010
"In Republics, the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority."  James Madison

And today's quote on 3 Nov 2010, Blog Blast Eve

Diversity need not be divisive.

You have a voice.
What will you say?
November 4, 2010
I believe that words have power, so this matters.


  1. Mine will post at 5:00 pm today.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done Travis. Looking forward to the big day!

  1. One of our big problems in politics these days is that people don't often seem able to respect without liking. They are indeed two different things.

  1. Blog Blast Eve! It's like Christmas Eve, only no snow.

    I'm already beyond excited. Have a wonderful weekend roaming around the world of Peace Globes - I know I'll see you there.

  1. Mine goes up at 12:01 AM - I'm already starting to follow some of the early posters and tweeting and sharing. This should be the biggest Blog blast ever.

  1. 12:01am central time mine explodes onto the scene...well it posts anyway

  1. Michelle says:

    What a story and the quotes are brilliant.

    Og and the globe with the bottle... lovely! :-)

  1. TopChamp says:

    The one about diversity not being about our differences is nonsense - by definition diversity is about difference. Embracing diversity is the same as embracing differences....

    The end.

    I will post today.

  1. Travis, you have done a wonderful job getting the word out there for Peace.

    I really liked this post and all the great quotes.

    Peace and love,

  1. Annelisa says:

    :-) Love the post, Travis...but, ehm...if you posted that globe in 2006, you must be psychic when Mimi was going to name the day for 2007!! (check the date on the globe, lol!)

    See you tomorrow! :-)


  1. Driller: Putting the final touches to mine this evening, then a quick edit, then I'll set it for 12:01AM.

    GGG: Me too!

    NNG: I'm glad you reached out and that I could help!

    Charles: Good point.

    Julia: Or New Year's Eve without the fireworks!

    Jamie: I'll probably cruise over to Mimi's in a bit to see who has signed in already.

    V: It might explode...you never know!

    Michelle: I've always liked that Message in a Bottle!

    TC: That's true about diversity. But I think you statement about embracing differences is just a way of restating the quote.

    Pam: It's always my pleasure to get the word out about Blog Blast Day.

    Annelisa: I guess I didn't make that entirely clear. I actually was aware of the Nov 2006 Blog Blast, but didn't participate at that point and didn't make a Peace Globe until the June 2007 Blog Blast, which was the first time I actually participated. There! Clear as mud!

  1. TopChamp says:

    Sorry - I wasn't making a statement - I couldn't stop myself correcting the quote. I think that one word is missing. I'm pedantic.. (know a song about that but can't share it in text- wouldn't work).

    I forgot to acknowledge the quotes I liked too... My fave:

    "Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today." Jinato Hu

  1. TC: No need to apologize. Opinions are certainly welcome here. But I did go check the quote to make sure I hadn't changed the meaning when I posted it. It is accurate as written.

    The great thing about our community is we all think in different ways. And that's another thing to celebrate about our diversity. We see things in our own unique way, and that can only be a good thing when we're open to each other and our varied ideas.

  1. Raven says:

    What a great collection of quotes. Your quote for today very much reflects what I tried to say in my post. Peace be with you and with us all.

  1. BLOGitse says:

    Greetings from Casablanca, Morocco...

  1. I'm so glad to see this compiled list of quotes. You did an excellent job promoting BlogBlast for Peace aka Dona nobis pacem in the Blogosophere. It's good to see them all listed here for handy reference.

    Thank you for everything you've done to encourage me, the movement, and other peace bloggers. I am going out and about now in the land of peace. I will see you there!

  1. Fantastic job of posting great quotes and helping to spread the peace:)

  1. What an interesting collection of quotes! Peace be with you.

  1. julie says:

    Diversity need not be divisive. -I agree, we need to accept that others are unique and learn to live with each other harmoniously :)

    Peace to you and yours :)