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People say "I want peace." If you remove I (ego), and your want (desire), you are left with peace.
-- Satya Sai Baba

"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."
-- Richard Bach

Spiritual energy brings compassion into the world.
-- Christina Baldwin

"Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat."
-- Bhagavad Gita

* "If you're looking for inner peace from the outside world, you're not going to get that. The inner peace starts with looking at you from the inside. Understanding that everything that comes to you is what you are. Everything from friends to boyfriends to the job you get - it's all a direct reflection of what you are on the inside."
-- Mary J. Blige

I learned that the interior of life was as rewarding as the exterior of life, and that my richest moments occurred when I was absolutely still.
-- Richard Bode (b. 1931)

To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

* "We need to meditate on what is peaceful. Once we have 'filled up' in this way, we once again have an abundance of love to send out into the world."
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

Without peace of mind, life is just a shadow of its possibilities.
-- Jean Borysenko

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.
-- Pearl S. Buck

"History has shown us that our tendency to colonize and exploit other regions has always backfired. This planet can be made a happier, more peaceful place to live in, but the change will have to come from within the hearts of all of us living here."
Jagad Guru Chris Butler- Wisdom

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect praise or reward."
-- Achaan Chah

"Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: you won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you."
-- Ajahn Chah

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

Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share peace with neighboring communities, and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
-- 14th Dalai Lama

* "When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities."
-- 14th Dalai Lama

"Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you."
-- Catherine de Hueck Doherty

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously willing to have it ... Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly droughts to dry up. Peace is the gift not of volitional struggle but of spiritual hospitality.
-- Harry Emerson Dosdick (1878-1969)

* Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
-- Peter F. Drucker


"For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe."
-- Larry Eisenberg

Public peace is built in private.
-- Quinn Eli

* Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is free who is not master of himself.
-- Epictetus

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them."
-- Brenden Francis

"The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity."
-- Erich Fromm

"Only by having faith in ourselves can we be faithful to others."
-- Erich Fromm

* "As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world ... as in being able to remake ourselves."
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the 'atomic age' -- as in being able to remake ourselves."
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."
-- Goethe

* Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others will be possible.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Real peace is not in power, money, or weapons, but in deep inner peace.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

* When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”
-- George Harrison

Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.”
-- George Harrison

"It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do."
-- Charly Heavenrich

* In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
-- Jimi Hendrix

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.
-- Etty Hillesum

* "Peace is a necessary condition of spirituality, no less than an inevitable result of it."
-- Aldous Huxley

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
-- Carl Jung (1875-1961)

"First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others."
-- Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)

"The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but by what takes place in our hearts."
-- Sir Arthur Kent

"I am able to close my eyes and generate the feeling of total peace anywhere and anytime."
-- Mary Maddox

"Keep quiet. Do your work in the world, but inwardly keep quiet. Then all will come to you."
-- Nisaragada Ha Maharaj

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
-- Louis L. Mann

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
-- Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)

"If he is to be ultimately at peace with himself, what a man can be, he must be."
-- Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)

Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
-- David O. McKay

The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
-- David O. McKay

"Charity is in the heart of man, and righteousness in the path of men. Pity the man who has lost his path and does not follow it and who has lost his heart and does not know how to recover it. When people's dogs and chicks are lost they go out and look for them and yet the people who have lost their hearts do not go out and look for them. The principle of self-cultivation consists in nothing but trying to look for the lost heart."
-- Mencius (4th century B.C.)

"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen."
-- Thomas Merton

"The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order."
-- Henry Miller

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."
-- Doris Mortman

* "Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul… Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people."
-- Jawaharal Nehru

One of the advantages of being born in an affluent society is that if one has any intelligence at all, one will realize that having more and more won't solve the problem, and happiness does not lie in possessions, or even relationships: The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside.
-- Tenzin Palmo

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.
-- Norman Vincent Peale

Part of being a helathy person is being well integrated and at peace.
-- Candace Pert

* "When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."
-- Peace Pilgrim

* "No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family."
-- Peace Pilgrim

"World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it."
-- Peace Pilgrim

* "When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."
-- Peace Pilgrim

* "There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them -- so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right."
-- Peace Pilgrim

Cultivate peace of mind which does not separate one's self from one's surroundings. When that is done successfully, then everything else follows naturally.
-- Robert M. Prisig (b. 1928)

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
-- Otto Rank

The true, or higher part of the self is always seeking the state that mystics talk about, the state in which we are filled with a universal love and a peaceful euphoria.
-- James Redfield

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere."
-- Agnes Repplier.

* "Before we can make friends with anyone else, we must first make friends with ourselves."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
-- L. A. Rouchefolicauld

you can never evaluate anything standing from outside; you have to evaluate yourself first."
-- Aruna Roy

"Heaven is to be at peace with things."
-- George Santayana (1863-1952)

"A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience."
-- William Shakespeare

* Peace of mind is not a goal I need achieve.
It's a place inside I never want to leave.
Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say
I will choose to live in peace today.

-- Robert Alan Silverstein

We can only help make our lives and our world more peaceful, when we ourselves feel peace. Peace already exists within each of us, if we only allow ourselves to feel its comfort. Peace of mind begins when we stop thinking about how far we have to go, or how hard the road has been, and just let ourselves feel peace. Peace of mind gives us the strength to keep trying and keep walking along the path that we KNOW is right for our lives.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

* We can only make our lives and our world more peaceful, when we ourselves feel inner peace.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

We refocus and rededicate our lives by allowing ourselves to feel inner peace so that we can once again see our greater purpose and know that our lives as peacebuilders are making a difference. We are part of a movement that has worked throughout history towards humanity's greatest goal - creating a culture of peace.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
-- Socrates

"Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates."
-- Thomas Szasz

"Know Thyself"
-- Thales of Miletus (640 - 546 B.C.)

* "What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen."
-- Henry David Thoreau
* We can find common ground
only by moving to higher ground
-- Jim Wallis

* In order for us to create peace in the world, we have to bring it back to ourselves first. In order for peace to begin in us, we have to begin to notice our own thoughts, our own feelings and the patterns that we are perpetuating in our own lives, and begin to correct that step-by-step in order to have a wider impact in our community or in the world at large.
-- Sarah Wilkinson


The only test of a soul's salvation is its inward happiness.
-- Lin Yutang (1895-1976)

"Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness."
-- Anonymous 18th century monk



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