Peaceful quotes

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„You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Lyrics, Imagine (1971 album)

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„Virtue alone affords everlasting and peace-giving joy“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 BC

Letter XXVII
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius)
Original: (la) Sola virtus praestat gaudium perpetuum, securum; etiam si quid obstat, nubium modo intervenit, quae infra feruntur nec umquam diem vincunt.
Context: Virtue alone affords everlasting and peace-giving joy; even if some obstacle arise, it is but like an intervening cloud, which floats beneath the sun but never prevails against it.

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„Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

Source: Clippings from My Notebook

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„First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Book III, ch. 23.
Discourses
Original: (el) Τίς εἶναι θέλεις, σαυτῷ πρῶτον εἰπέ: εἶθ' οὕτως ποίει ἃ ποιεῖς.

„Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.“

—  Dale Carnegie, book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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„Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC

Attributed on the internet but not found in print prior to an attribution in Aero Digest, Vols. 58–59, 1949, p. 115 https://books.google.com/books?id=q2ofAQAAMAAJ&dq=%22Life+is+simple%22+but+we+insist+on+making+it+complicated&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Life+is+simple%22+
Misattributed, Not Chinese

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„For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997

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„Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62; many statements in this book, or slight variants of them, were also part of his address Where Do We Go From Here?" which has a section below. A common variant appearing at least as early as 1968 has "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence..." An early version of the speech as published in A Martin Luther King Treasury (1964), p. 173, has : "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate..."
1960s
Source: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Context: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

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„Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Source: A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

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„Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Source: I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

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„Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959

As quoted in The Wright Style (1992) by Carla Lind, p. 3

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