— Richard Rohr, Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
— Robert J. Sawyer, kniha Calculating God
Calculating God (2000), Chapter 14 (p. 137)
— John Fletcher English Jacobean playwright 1579 - 1625
The Knight of Malta (1647), Act I, sc. i.
— Martin Van Buren American politician, 8th President of the United States (in office from 1837 to 1841) 1782 - 1862
Inaugural address (1837)
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919
Poetry quotes, New Thought Pastels (1913), The Way (1913).
— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
Essays, Our Relation to Others, § 24
„There is no path to peace except as the will of peoples may open to it. The way of peace is through agreement, not through force.“
— Charles Evans Hughes American judge 1862 - 1948
The Pathway of Peace (1923), Context: There is no path to peace except as the will of peoples may open to it. The way of peace is through agreement, not through force. The question then is not of any ambitious scheme to prevent war, but simply of the constant effort, which is the highest task of statesmanship in relation to every possible cause of strife, to diminish a people's disposition to resort to force and to find a just and reasonable basis for accord. If the energy, ability, and sagacity equal to that now devoted to preparation for war could be concentrated upon such efforts aided by the urgent demands of an intelligent public opinion, addressed not to impossibilities but to the removal or adjustment of actual differences, we should make a sure approach to our goal.
„Peace is the only path to true security; and peace requires both free speech and willingness to listen.“
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition), 2015
„"Retraining your mind is the path to peace." While your mind is out for retraining, you get to relax in peace.“
— Rami M. Shapiro American rabbi 1951
A tweet on his Holy Rascals @rabbirami Twitter account, Oct 4 2017
— Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
Context: Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit — love. Morihei Ueshiba, as quoted in You Can Save the Earth: 7 Reasons Why and 7 Simple Ways, a Philosophy for the Future (2008) by Hatherleigh, Sean K. Smith, and Andrew Flach, p. 92
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
— Bisco Hatori, Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 17
— Noah Levine American Buddhist teacher 1971
Refuge Recovery (2014)
— Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1
„We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say "We must not wage war." It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1960s, The Quest for Peace and Justice (1964), Context: We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say "We must not wage war." It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace. There is a fascinating little story that is preserved for us in Greek literature about Ulysses and the Sirens. The Sirens had the ability to sing so sweetly that sailors could not resist steering toward their island. Many ships were lured upon the rocks, and men forgot home, duty, and honor as they flung themselves into the sea to be embraced by arms that drew them down to death. Ulysses, determined not to be lured by the Sirens, first decided to tie himself tightly to the mast of his boat, and his crew stuffed their ears with wax. But finally he and his crew learned a better way to save themselves: they took on board the beautiful singer Orpheus whose melodies were sweeter than the music of the Sirens. When Orpheus sang, who bothered to listen to the Sirens? So we must fix our vision not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but upon the positive affirmation of peace. We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody that is far superior to the discords of war.
„Love is the Heaven
Toward which the flowers, rivers, nations, atoms, creatures — you and I
Are rushing by the straight path of action right,
Or winding laboriously on error’s path,
All to reach haven there at last.“
— Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952
Quotes drawn from the poem "What is Love?"
„The future's cloudy and it's rainin on the poor class.
Road to peace is closed, heavy traffic on the war paths“
— Lupe Fiasco rapper 1982
Albums, Lasers (2011), "State Run Radio"