All we need is LOVE.
No one can deny that these are extremely difficult and sad times we’re living in. There have been 12 major attacks in the U.S. and around the world in these past 8 months alone.
Just this past June, the U.S. experienced the deadliest mass shooting in its history when a gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Then two weeks after, the attacks on Bangladesh, Istanbul and Nice all occurred.
This year is most definitely memorable, but NOT for the right reasons. Tragedies such as these leave a horrific mess behind. The families and friends of victims are left to pick up the pieces of their broken lives and deal with all that follows after having someone they love brutally taken from them.
After news broke of what had happened at the Pulse nightclub, a Go Fund Me page was set up to help the 50 injured survivors and the families of the 49 victims. The Mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, set up a fundraising campaign of his own, OneOrlando, with donations from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. As of July 14th, it has raised over $20 million.
The LGBTQ community rallied together, because in hard times we find comfort in friends and family. They give us the strength we need to go on.
Rose Kennedy once said, “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”
What this world needs most right now is to is unite in the fight against hate and strive for peace. Hopefully these 30 quotes will inspire you to do just that.
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2. "Peace is a daily, weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."—John F. Kennedy
3. "Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are."—Hafsat Abiola
5. "Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.”—Martin Luther King
6. "To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence. We must be soldiers of peace who can do more than preach to the choir. And we must be artists who will make the world our masterpiece."—Paul Chappell
8. “If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.”—Malala Yousafzai
9. "Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways."—Dalai Lama XIV
11. "We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom."—Dwight D. Eisenhower
12. "Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."—Martin Luther King
14. "Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe –the open sesame to every soul."—ELizabeth Cady Stanton
15. "More than just an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars."—Franklin D. Roosevelt
17. "Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings."—John F. Kennedy
18. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”—Desmond Tutu
20. "War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.”—Thomas Jefferson
21. “I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war… But we have no more urgent task.”—John F. Kennedy
23. “If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.”—Winston Churchill
24. "There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.”—Mahatma Gandhi
26. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”—Margaret Mead
27. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”—Edith Wharton
29. “You never change anything by fighting the existing. To change something, build a new model and make the existing obsolete!”—Buckminster Fuller
30. “We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but on the positive affirmation of peace. We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war. Somehow, we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race, which no one can win, to a positive contest to harness humanity’s creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the nations of the world. In short, we must shift the arms race into a peace race. If we have a will – and determination – to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.