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Every day in the news we're hearing how rampant violence is in our communities, both here in America and around the world. I believe that the establishement of a United States Department of Peace can greatly help alleviate the many problems that we hear about on a daily basis. Our children deserve so much better. It is our job right here and now to build a better world. By establishing a US Department of Peace we are doing just that. Please get involved ... It's up to us to be the change that we wish for and the time is now to co-create it.
-- Paula Abdul

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
-- Joseph Addison

"I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world."
-- Muhammad Ali

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.”
-- Maya Angelou

* "If our hopes of building a better and safer world
are to become more than wishful thinking,
we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever."
Kofi Annan

* "Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit."
-- Aristotle

Destiny is not a matter of chance but of choice. Not something to wish for but to attain.
-- William Jennings Bryan

* "As a doctor, as well as a mother and a world citizen, I wish to practice the ultimate form of preventive medicine by ridding the earth of these technologies that propagate disease, suffering, and death."
-- Helen Caldicott

"If I had one wish for my children,
it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals."
-- Lillian Carter

"He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own."
-- Confucius

" Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets.
Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind."
-- Debbie Coulter

* I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
-- Simone de Beauvoir

If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit;
give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
-- Epictetus

There are three ways of dealing with difference:
domination, compromise, and integration.
By domination only one side gets what it wants;
by compromise neither side gets what it wants;
by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.
-- Mary Parker Follett

* "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Mohandas Gandhi

Desire is the starting point of all achievement,
not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
-- Napoleon Hill

* Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
-- Thomas Jefferson

* In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.
~ Angelina Jolie

* if we wish to accomplish in the next 15 years what we failed to accomplish in the last 15, we would do well to focus on democratizing structures of power. That means imagining, and then creating, economic democracy.
-- Marjorie Kelly

You may call for peace as loudly as you wish,
but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace."
-- Max Lerner

“The common wish of the international community is for peace instead of war.”
-- Li Zhaoxing

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
-- John Locke

* "I fear the future I wish for my children is at risk, so I'm taking action. Please join me... "
-- Madonna

"The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see it become universal."
~ J. Sterling Morton, Founder of Arbor Day

* It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"I wish you all the joy that you can wish."
-- William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)

One of the most liberating tools for peacebuilders is learning to let go. We carry so many burdens with us, from our childhood throughout our lives. We carry hurts about wrongs that were done to us. We carry regrets about things we wish we had or hadn't done. We hide these memories, but the anger and hurt and regret can influence the way we think and interact without our even knowing it.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

"Do you wish for a better world? You are not alone! There is so much going on to help make this world a better place that the mainstream media never shows us. Many diverse movements for change have been converging into a more holistic, global movement for a better world. This emerging movement does not belong to any one group or organization, but together we are helping create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world, one act of compassion at a time... Every act of compassion makes a difference! Do One Thing for a better world. Together we make a world of difference!"
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

"Human history has been recorded as a succession of wars and changing empires. But a ray of hope has been carried forth throughout the ages by dreamers who have envisioned a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. The Magna Carta, the US Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were quantum leaps forward in our collective quest for a better world. We still have far to go, but we can help create that better world countless dreamers have imagined, wished for and endeavored to make come true. Every moment has brought us to this moment. We are the ones we've been waiting for to manifest our shared peacetopian dream."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

* We can help create that better world countless Dreamers have imagined, wished for, and endeavored to make come true. Every moment has brought us to this moment. We are the ones we've been waiting for to manifest our shared Peacetopian Dream...
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

Every Day is an opportunity for all who value spirituality in their lives to connect and unite in our wish for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world based on values grounded in our deeper spiritual connection to each other and the world around us. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

When a moment is carrying your thoughts and emotions somewhere you don't want to go, stop, take a deep breath and slowly whisper "May Peace Prevail On Earth" a few times. This simple phrase will center you, and remind you that you are never alone in your wish for a better world. At any moment many others are sharing this universal wish all across the globe.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

There is so much going on for a better world all around us that the mainstream media never shares. Throughout history, there have been many social movements for change ... for democracy, for the abolition of slavery, women's rights, for peace, for the environment ... Many advancements have been made, but each of these causes is just part of larger wish for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. These diverse movements for thousands of different causes are beginning to converge and a more holistic movement --what UNESCO has described as a 'global movement for a culture of peace' -- is beginning to emerge. The Culture of Peace Movementis helping to unite the strengths of existing organizations and individuals so that creating a culture of peace really is now possible. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

Those who wish for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world are helping to make ending world hunger a major priority... Together we can end hunger. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

Sadness is a natural reaction to awakening to see the way things are. But we can either become lost in our sadness, or decide to use this awakening to inspire us to work to change things to the way we wish they could be. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

* "How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
-- Barbra Streisand

* As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening, through the smog across the poisoned waters of our native earth, we must ask ourselves seriously whether we really wish some future universal historian on another planet to say about us: "With all their genius and with all their skill, they ran out of foresight and air and food and water and ideas," or, "They went on playing politics until their world collapsed around them."
~ U Thant

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
-- Henry David Thoreau

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
-- Henry David Thoreau

* Today, I wish that the millions of displaced people would be able to return with the necessary conditions of safety and dignity, that people in exile could return to their home-country as the intelligence is needed, that cruelty, political killings, poverty and hunger cease. I wish that our people recover their dignity, truth is revealed and justice exists.
-- Alirio Uribe Muñoz

* What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires - how many aspirations after goodness and truth - how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause!
-- Walt Whitman

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