A smile is the shortest distance between people.

- Victor Borge, musician and humorist



The person who discovered the law of love was a far greater scientist than any of our modern scientists.

– Mahatma Gandhi



Only understanding for our neighbors, justice in our dealings, and willingness to help our fellow men can give human society permanence and assure security for the individual.

– Albert Einstein



If we knew how to adore, then nothing could truly disturb our peace. We would travel through the world with the tranquility of the great Rivers.

- St. Francis of Assissi



Peace begins with a smile.

- Mother Teresa



Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.

- The Dalai Lama



It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

- Eleanor Roosevelt



When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.  

- Peace Pilgrim



Women teach their children not to fight and keep peace within the family. Now women must assume this same role toward the world, and remind nations not to fight.   

- Sobonfu Somé



Even if we are not able to do big things, we might be able to achieve quite a lot by doing small things at the right time.

- Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi



We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal.  We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.



As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. 

- Nelson Mandela



Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

- Mother Teresa





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