“There is no path to peace, peace is the path”- Mahatma Gandhi.
International Day of Peace is observed every year on 21st September. Designated by the UN, it was first celebrated in 1981. The world body encourages countries to commemorate this day by ” adhering to non-violence for a full day.”
On International Day of Peace, let us have a look at the idea, trail and journey of finding, spreading and nurturing peace around us and the world especially during the times of the pandemic which are crammed with uncertainty and stress.
Let us read some of the quotes by famous personalities known for their faith in peace over every battle.
1. Dalai Lama XIV on “The Real Meaning of Peace.”
“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”
2. Mahatma Gandhi on “Finding Peace.”
“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
3. Desmond Tutu on “Spreading Peace.”
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
4. Ralph Waldo Emerson on “Fighting the inner demons to attain Peace.”
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
5. Malala Yousafzai on “Inculcating world peace”
“If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.”
6. Eleanor Roosevelt on “Working on the ideas of Peace every day.”
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
7. Nelson Mandela on “The power that destroys Peace.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
8. Winston Churchill on “War and Peace.”
“Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace, and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.”
9. John F Kennedy on “Nurturing Peace within people.”
“So let us persevere. Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable. By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it.”
10. Mother Teresa on “Unable to Find Peace.”
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
That is all from us! Do let us know in the comment section your famous quotes or books on International Day of Peace!
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