According to Alfred Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
With the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Barack Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” we’re feeling pretty peaceful today. So in honor of Nobel, Obama, and all things peace–here are some favorite thoughts on the topic. And we want to hear about your dreams for peace as well. Leave your thoughts for peace, or your favorite peace quote, in the comment field below. All aboard the peace train!
We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. –Jimi Hendrix
Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice. –Baruch Spinoza
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. –Thich Nhat Hanh
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. –Agatha Christie
You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. –Indira Gandhi
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