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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Peace Quotes

Quotes about Peace
  • A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it. Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899)
  • All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace.  Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • Emotional peace and calm come after doing God's will and not before. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Finding God, you have no need to seek peace, for he himself is your peace. Frances J. Roberts
  • First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • Five great enemies to peace: greed, ambition, envy, anger, and pride.
  • For most men the world is centered in self, which is misery: to have one's world centered in God is peace. Donald Hankey (1874-1917)
  • God is a tranquil being and abides in a tranquil eternity. So must your spirit become a tranquil and clear little pool, wherein the serene light of God can be mirrored. Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769)
  • God takes life's pieces and gives us unbroken peace. W. D. Gough
  • Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • However painful or difficult, or, on the other hand, however inconspicuous or humdrum life may be, the Christian finds his peace in accepting and playing his part in the master plan. J. B. Phillips (1906-1982)
  • If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. Chinese Proverb
  • 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 (1628-1688)
  • In his will is our peace. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
  • In life troubles will come which seem as if they never will pass away. The night and storm look as if they would last forever; but the calm and the morning cannot be stayed; the storm in its very nature is transient. The effort of nature, as that of the human heart, ever is to return to its repose, for God is peace. George Macdonald (1824-1905)
  • It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. Sir Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
  • It is the spiritually humble who know what peace is. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • My son, now will I teach thee the way of peace and inward liberty. Be desirous to do the will of another rather than thine own. Choose always to have less rather than more. Seek always the lowest place and to be inferior to everyone. Wish always, and pray, that the will of God may be wholly fulfilled in thee. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)
  • No sleep can be tranquil unless the mind is at rest. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 b.c.-a.d. 65)
  • Nobody studies peace. There are no courses in peace, no examinations, no discoveries, and alas, no advances. We are no farther on the road to peace than were the ancient Greek city-states, and perhaps we're farther away. Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)
  • Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain if our will remain firm and sub- missive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence, not in an exemption from suffering. François Fénelon (1651-1715)
  • Peace doesn't come from what we hold, but by whom holds us. Hopefully Jesus.
  • Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. Benedict Spinoza (1632-1677)
  • Peace is not arbitrary. It must be based upon definite facts. God has all the facts on his side; the world does not. Therefore God, and not the world, can give peace. Billy Graham (1918- )
  • Peace is not made at the council tables, or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)
  • Peace is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.
  • Peace is one of those things, like happiness, which we are sure to miss if we aim at them directly. Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
  • Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.
  • Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.  Maria Schell
  • Peace rules the day when Christ rules the mind.
  • Peace within makes beauty without. English Proverb
  • Peace won by compromise is usually a short-lived achievement.  Winfield Scon (1786-1866)
  • Peace: the wisp of straw that binds the sheaf of blessings. Jewish Proverb
  • Petrarch (1304-1374)
  • Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock in a thunderstorm. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894)
  • Selfishness is a gangrene, eating at the very vitals. Sin is a cancer, poisoning the blood. Peace is the rhythm of our wills with Jesus' love-will. Samuel Dickey Gordon (1859-1936)
  • Sowing seeds of peace is like sowing beans. You don't know why it works; you just know it does. Seeds are planted, and top soils of hurt are shoved away. Max L. Lucado (1955- )
  • The soul of peace is love, which... comes from the love of God and expresses itself in love for men. Pope Paul vi (1897-1978)
  • To thee, O God, we turn for peace... but grant us too the blessed assurance that nothing shall deprive us of that peace, neither ourselves, nor our foolish earthly desires, nor my wild longings, nor the anxious cravings of my heart. Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
  • True peace is found by man in the depths of his own heart, the dwelling-place of God. Johann Tauler (c. 1300-1361)
  • Where there is peace, God is.
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