"Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away."
“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life –
you just hang around until you get used to it.”
Peace may sound simple – one beautiful word –but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
"If we remember those times and places--and there are so many--where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
"The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It
conquers all things."
“The gratitude that we encounter
helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what's good.”
"Compassion is essential to human relationships and . . . a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.”
“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
"Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”