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None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace. (Theodor W. Adorno)

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. (James Allen)

Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives. (Marcus Aurelius)

Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake. (Luis Barragan)

A poem, haiku or a small drawing at night has the effect of driving all other thoughts away. The narrowed focus and purity of intent creates a sense of calm after a day of supersaturated activity. (Nicoletta Baumeister)

-Molloy, 1951...
To know nothing is nothing, not to want to know anything likewise, but to be beyond knowing anything, to know you are beyond knowing anything, that is when peace enters in, to the soul of the incurious seeker. (Samuel Beckett)

He knows peace who has forgotten desire. (Bhagavadgita)

The grid is very peaceful. Nothing can go wrong. Everything is complete. (Louise Bourgeois)

Peace is not to be taken for granted, but something to strive for. (Helen Broadfoot)

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown. (John Buchan)

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. (Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha)

We lose the peace of years when we hunt after the rapture of moments. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. (John Bunyan)

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace. (George W. Bush)

Art's purpose is to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens. (John Cage)

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. (George Carlin)

To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace and dancing shadows. (John F. Carlson)

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. (Dale Carnegie)

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. (Anton Chekhov)

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. (Deepak Chopra)

Art-making is a way of experiencing peace... painting can be a path of sanity; a way NOT to run from reality. (Melanie Circle)

May these quiet hills bring peace / To the souls of those who are seeking. (Sada Coe)

It is painful to recall a past intensity, to estimate your distance from the Belsen heap, to make your peace with numbers. Just to get up each morning is to make a kind of peace. (Leonard Cohen)

If you don't have peace at home, then where will you have it? (Jeff Davidson)

The greatest temptation for us to feel at peace is in the sense of limitlessness we feel when looking into the sea horizons, or into the sky, or even at railways. (Hasan Demirci)

I tend to move toward still points. (Joan Didion)

War is never a solution; it is an aggravation. (Benjamin Disraeli)

To be at peace in any endeavour, we must release our need to control the outcome. (Diane Dreher)

There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war. (Will Durant)

That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library. (Ecclesiasticus)

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge. (Meister Johann Eckhart)

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. (Max Ehrmann)

The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. (Albert Einstein)

The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load. (Queen Elizabeth II)

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)

That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally. (William Feather)

I know that within my heart and soul peace prevails and is spoken in many languages. (Catherine Foster)

If you want to be a calm, peaceful person, behave as if you are a calm, peaceful person; before you know it, you will become calmer and more peaceful. (Suzette Fram)

Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. (Benjamin Franklin)

Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. (Robert Fulghum)

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. (Mahatma Gandhi)

-b.1864 d.1901...
May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the potentates; may peace rule in the house of friends and may peace also rule in the house of enemies. (Virchand Gandhi)

Having the certitude of a succession of days... equally free and beautiful, peace descends on me. (Paul Gauguin)

It was he [Vincent] who helped me to accommodate my life in such a way that I can be at peace with myself. Serenity - this was the favorite word of both of them [Vincent and Theo], the something they considered the highest. Serenity - I have found it. (Johanna van Gogh)

Illustrating my art book was an oasis in a world gone mad. (Joy Gush)

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace? (Lorrainne Hansberry)

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread. (George Herbert)

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza. (Robert Indiana)

-Love Is Letting Go of Fear...
Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind. (Gerald G. Jampolsky)

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions. (Gerald G. Jampolsky)

I have never felt settled or calm. You can't really commit to life when you feel that. (Angelina Jolie)

Perpetual Peace is only found in the graveyard. (Immanuel Kant)

Peace doesn't require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there. (Byron Katie)

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. (Helen Keller)

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. (Thomas a Kempis)

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The two of us with a very strong, peaceful expression, hand in hand, on the edge within a semicircle sea, lit by Bengal fire, water-tower, mountains, lightning and moon. (Oskar Kokoschka)

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. (Dalai Lama)

The question of world peace, the question of family peace, the question of peace between wife and husband, or peace between parents and children, everything is dependent on that feeling of love and warmheartedness. (Dalai Lama)

Avoid popularity if you would have peace. (Abraham Lincoln)

To me there is something completely and satisfyingly restful in that stretch of sea and sand, sea and sand and sky - complete peace, complete fulfillment. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

When we have done our best, we should wait the results in peace. (John Lubbock)

Peace is more important than all justice; and was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. (Martin Luther)

The fog is peacefully hiding my Mountains. (Leza MacDonald)

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

The wise artist makes peace with the fact that he will understand less than he had anticipated. (Eric Maisel)

-Life of Pi...
There's no peace like the peace of an inner courtyard on a sunny day. (Yann Martel)

If you don't have peace, it isn't because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you. (John C. Maxwell)

We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. (Thomas Merton)

-notice to visitors...
The undersigned wishes to inform all and sundry that he has long since left the Abode of Peace, that he no longer has any comfort or inspiration to offer, and that even the migratory birds avoid this spot. (Henry Miller)

I'm enjoying the most perfect tranquillity, free from all worries, and in consequence would like to stay this way forever, in a peaceful corner of the countryside like this. (Claude Monet)

Find that place which is effortlessly at rest within itself. Be there - be one with that. (Mooji)

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drip off like autumn leaves. (John Muir)

-b.ca.AD 150 d.ca.AD 250...
He who does not attempt to make peace / When small discords arise, / Is like the bee's hive which leaks drops of honey / Soon, the whole hive collapses. (Nagarjuna)

Tranquility, that freedom from commotion. Peace. What a lovely frame of mind to tap into. (Nisla)

Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think. (Yoko Ono)

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. (George Orwell)

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. (Norman Vincent Peale)

All of us can work for peace. We can work right where we are, right within ourselves, because the more peace we have within our own lives, the more we can reflect into the outer situation. (Peace Pilgrim)

Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the centre of it all. (Robert M. Pirsig)

Always remember: The thieves of Peace are thieves in an empty house because only imagination suffers. You are Peace, that which remains Untouched. (Poonja)

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. (Chinese proverb)

I have settled down in this border area; I am trying to find distinct standards of shape, and I long to experience, formulate, and evoke this dark, heavy, tranquillity. (Arnulf Rainer)

Finish the few duties you have at hand, and then you will have peace. (Ramakrishna)

In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss. (Salman Rushdie)

Men have always been the victims of trifles, but when they were uncomfortable and passionate, and in constant danger, they hardly had time to notice what the daily texture of their thoughts was in their calm intervals, whereas with us the intervals are all. (George Santayana)

Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes. (Maria Schell)

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. (Albert Schweitzer)

A peace above all earthly dignities, / A still and quiet conscience. (William Shakespeare)

The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear. (Samuel Smiles)

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. (Baruch Spinoza)

We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart. (David Steindl-Rast)

When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always. (Yoga Sutras)

What is called by the poets apathy or dispassion, by the sceptics indisturbance, by the Molinists quietism, by common men peace of conscience, seems all to mean but great tranquillity of mind. (Sir William Temple)

The task of art is enormous... Art should cause violence to be set aside. And it is only art that can accomplish this. (Leo Tolstoy)

Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it. (Brian Tracy)

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. (Harry S. Truman)

If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. (Desmond Tutu)

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. (Lao Tzu)

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train. (Morihei Ueshiba)

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. (Author unknown)

To say that war is madness is like saying that sex is madness: true enough, from the standpoint of a stateless eunuch, but merely a provocative epigram for those who must make their arrangements in the world as given. (John Updike)

-A Course in Miracles
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. (G. - K. Wapnick)

Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up. (Alfred North Whitehead)

-excerpt from poem written after witnessing the horror of September 11, 2001...
it is time to make peace with the earth / do this by recognizing the earth as sacred / it is time to make peace with your god-goddess / do this by being and becoming love / it is time to make peace on earth / do this by being at peace with yourself (J. Bruce Wilcox)

Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace. (Marianne Williamson)

Out of the strain of the doing, / Into the peace of the done. (Julia Louise Woodruff)

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. (Virginia Woolf)

Tire not of new beginnings... build your strength upon resolve... never upon regret. Do not look forward to what might happen tomorrow... be at peace... and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings. (Reverend Worthington)

And I will find some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, / Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings... (William Butler Yeats)

We are not satisfied with peace alone. There has to be prosperity, there has to be affluence, there has to be fulfillment in life, not just peace. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


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