„The aim of life is to attain peace. No one can give us peace. We can't buy or borrow it. We have to cultivate it by practicing yama and niyama“
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
Context: The aim of life is to attain peace. No one can give us peace. We can't buy or borrow it. We have to cultivate it by practicing yama and niyama [yoga restraints and observances]. (p.5)
„Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace.“
— Frank Borman NASA astronaut 1928
Context: Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts. And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace. Prayer from Apollo 8, on Christmas Day (25 December 1968)
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
„Ibn 'Umar said, "When we used to give allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to hear and obey, he would say to us, 'In so far as you are able.'"“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 664
„As important as it is for the producers to pay more attention to the female roles, it's more important for us to take control over this situation and define who we are. Because if they just give us the parts, it's their point of view of who we are. What's important is that we define who we are and don't wait for the men to give us the roles.“
— Salma Hayek Mexican-American actress and producer 1966
„God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Book II, Chapter 3, "The Shocking Alternative"
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
Context: God, give us Peace! not such as lulls to sleep, But sword on thigh and brow with purpose knit! And let our Ship of State to harbor sweep, Her ports all up, her battle lanterns lit, And her leashed thunders gathering for their leap. The Washers of the Shroud, st. 20
„Was I, the world arraigned,
Were they, my soul disdained,
Right? Let age speak the truth and give us peace at last!“
— Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889
Context: Be there, for once and all, Severed great minds from small, Announced to each his station in the Past! Was I, the world arraigned, Were they, my soul disdained, Right? Let age speak the truth and give us peace at last! Now, who shall arbitrate? Ten men love what I hate, Shun what I follow, slight what I receive; Ten, who in ears and eyes Match me: we all surmise, They this thing, I that: whom shall my soul believe? Line 121.
„It was just a gradual development over the years. Last year was "All You Need Is Love." This year it's "Give Peace a Chance." Remember love. The only hope for any of us is peace.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Context: It was just a gradual development over the years. Last year was "All You Need Is Love." This year it's "Give Peace a Chance." Remember love. The only hope for any of us is peace. Violence begets violence. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together. You're all geniuses and you're all beautiful. You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace. Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you'll get it as soon as you like. Okay? Statement to the press in July 1969 after the release of the Plastic Ono Band's single "Give Peace a Chance", as quoted in The Beatles: An Oral History by David Pritchard and Alan Lysaght (1998) New York: Hyperion. ISBN: 0786864362. OCLC: 39093547. p. 285.
„The reporter's right; people are tired of war. If we don't destroy Lee's army? Lincoln could be defeated in November, and the Union? Gone forever. Only unconditional surrender will give us a lasting peace.“
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
North and South, Book II https://listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=vopVVBiC80g#General_Grant_s_Strategies (1986).
„That peace which is within us, we must experience it. And if we are searching for peace outside we will never find the peace within.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Satyalok Ashram, Muradnagar, Meerut, India, Baisakhi Festival, April 12, 1971, 710412 (Translated from Hindi)