Drawing Children Into P E A C E

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others." - Plato


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Over the course of 3 years, in researching PEACE for this book, I found quotes and more quotes. Not all the quotes would fit into the book so we have gathered them here for you. If you would like to write one of your own it can be added to the collection.


Enjoy Thinking about P E A C E :


"Peace begins with a smile."      - Mother Theresa


"It is the law of love that rules mankind."  - Gandhi


"You don't have to be handicapped to be different

because everybody's different." - Kim Peaks


"Treat the earth well. We do not inherit the earth

from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

- Ancient Native American Proverb


"The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings."

- Albert Schweitzer


"Every time you speak the truth you're making justice in the world. Doors open in yourself others can come through. "

- Grace Paley and George Ella Lyons


"Listen to many, speak to few."

- William Shakespeare


"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."    - Jane Adams


"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one."

- John Lennon


"Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world." - The Preamble


"There is no peace, peace is the way." - Doris Allen


"Satyagraha" an invented word by Gandhi - the force of truth and love. "Ahimsa" live harmoniously.


"Better than a thousand hallow words is one word that brings peace."    - Buddha


"Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice , we must be just."

- Dag Hammarskjold



"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."   - Helen Keller



 "The failure of love, that's what all laws are really."     - Coleman McCarthy


"Until the whole world is free to agree with you or disagree with you, until you have given the freedom to

everyone to like you or not like you, to love you or hate you, to see things as you see them, or to see things differently - until you have given the whole world its freedom - you'll never have your freedom."

~ Adyashanti


"Unless we teach our children peace, somebody

else will teach them violence."   - Coleman McCarthy


"He who seeks beauty will find it."    - Bill Cunningham


"Forgiveness is a feeling." - Deepak Chopra


"A crucial part of of peace education is exposing students to the personal joys of service, giving them a chance to become, in Martin Luther King Jr.'s words "other centered" not " self centered".


"Climb mountains and get their good tidings, natures peace will

flow into you as sunshine into trees. The winds will blow their

freshness into you, and the storms their energy, whiles cares will

drop away from you like leaves of autumn."        - John Muir


"What a friend we have in a tree, the tree is the symbol of hope, self improvement and what people can do for themselves."

- Wangari Maathai

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."   - Albert Einstein


"Trees give peace to the souls of men." - Nora Waln


" Whoever loves and understands a garden

will find contentment within."             - Chinese Proverb



"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play in your hair."    - Kahil Gibran


"The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace."       - Arabian Proverb


"Be a gentle friend to trees and they will give you back beauty, cool and fragrant shade, and many birds singing."

- Author unknown


"No one has the right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is so much work that needs to be done." - Dorothy Day



An African Tribe Does the

Most Beautiful Thing


When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town,

and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him.

For two days they'll tell the man every good

thing he has ever done.



The tribe believes that every human being comes into the world as Good,

each of us desiring safety, love, peace, happiness.


But sometimes in the pursuit of those things people make mistakes. The community sees misdeeds as a cry for help.


They band together for the sake of their fellow man to hold him up, to reconnect him with his true Nature, to remind

him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth

from which he'd temporarily been disconnected:




"We must begin to inculcate our children against militarism by educating them in the spirit of pacifism. Our schoolbooks glorify war and conceal it's horror. I would teach peace rather than war." - Albert Einstein


"I believe every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another." - Thomas Jefferson


"When angry count to 10, If you are

very angry count to 100."

- Thomas Jefferson


"For every minute you remain angry, you give up 60

seconds of happiness."     - Ralph Waldo Emerson


"My religion is simple. My religion is kindness."

- Dalai Lama



"Words have both the power to destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world." - Buddha


"Neither fire nor wind , birth nor death can erase our good deeds."        - Buddha


"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

- Author unknown


"I like dreams of the future better than history of the past."  - Patrick Henry


"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble."        - Frank Tyger


"Nature gives us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak."                - Epictetus


"A good listener is not only more popular everywhere,

but after a while gets to know something."  - Wilson Mizne


"If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than

giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase."  - Brian Koslow


"Today, more than ever before,life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation, human to human, but human

to other forms of life."

- Dalai Lama


"I like to listen. I have learned a

great deal from listening carefully.

Most people never listen."

- Ernest Hemingway


"Listening is more important than talking."

- Jimmy Fallon


"Silence is a true friend that will never betray you."         - Confucius


"If we live by an eye for a eye the whole world will be blind."         - Gandhi


"He has the right to criticize who has the

heart to help." - George Washington

"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not be at peace." - Albert Einstein


"He who cherishes the value of cultures cannot fail to be a pacifist."   - Albert Einstein



" A well spent day brings happy sleep."    -Leonardo da Vinci


"No Peace lies in the future which is hidden in the

present little instant. Take Peace." - Giovani Giocando


"There is no trust more sacred than the

one the world holds with children."

- Kofi Annan


"When my heart is at peace; the world

is at peace."         - Chinese Proverb



"Children are the seed for

peace." - Zelda Arms Neuman


"A heart of peace gives life to the body." - Old Testament


"He who commits injustice is ever made more

wretched than he who suffers it." - Plato


"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

- Winston Churchill


"The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. " - Arabian Proverb


"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet

and the winds longs to play in your hair."  - Kahil Gibran


Thanks to all who have their words and images displayed on this page!

Drawing Children Into Peace        Wendy Anderson Halperin       Copyright 2020       whalperin@gmail.com  or  dcir.office@gmail.com