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Nobel Prize: What’s Your Dream for Peace?

Nobel Prize: What’s Your Dream for Peace?

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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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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3:31AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

That animal species and humans co-exist harmoniously!!!!! Thanks.

2:11AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Thank you :)

7:05AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Give PEACE a Chance


11:24AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

Half century ago republican President Eisenhower gave this speech.
In some countries, this notable stated, "a few families are fabulously wealthy, contribute far less than they should in taxes, and are indifferent to the poverty of the great masses of the people."
"A country in this situation," he went on, "is fraught with continual instability." Just who made this spread-the-wealth declaration against the dangers societies invite when they let wealth concentrate? Ike's words back in 1960 created no controversy. Americans overwhelmingly shared his spread-the-wealth convictions. Societies that discourage vast accumulations of private wealth, they believed, simply work better.

11:53AM PDT on Oct 21, 2012

For everyone to accept everyone as they are and not feel the need to judge others based on things that are beyond their control (skin, body skin, sexuality, family, ect.) or for the actions that are within their control (diet, religion, what area they live in, ect) as long as it does not harm another human being or bring pain and suffering to another life. And help create a world in which our children and the generations to come will be safe and be able to enjoy nature without having to worry if their children will be able see and experience the true beauty that is life and nature.

5:13PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

The return of the true Christ and further back than just a few years ago. He can't get here soon enough for me!!!

12:07PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

In many cases those who think only of "peace" become naive and forget reality.

I quote the liberal theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, "Our idealists are divided between those who would renounce the responsibilities of power for the sake of preserving the purity of our soul and those who are ready to cover every ambiguity of good and evil in our actions by the frantic insistence that any measure taken in a good cause must be unequivocally virtuous".He attacked utopianism as ineffectual for dealing with reality. President Barack Obama has cited Niebuhr as his favorite philosopher. I believe he should read Niebuhr again when dealing with foreign policy.

7:57AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

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