Meet the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. —Matthew 5:9 NIV

We who work for peace must not falter. We must continue to pray for peace and to act for
peace in whatever way we can, we must continue to speak for peace and to live the way of
peace; to inspire others, we must continue to think of peace and to know that peace is
possible. —Peace Pilgrim (1908–1981), born Mildred Lisette Norman

I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit
of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and
contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and
compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.
—The 14th Dalai Lama (b. 1935)

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 (b. 1918)

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
—Lao Tzu (570–490 BC)

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