the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary
goodwill, a common global society blessed with
a shared culture of peace that is nourished by
the ethnic, national and local diversities that
enrich our lives.--
of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success
because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed
because they are determined to.”
-- George Allen
may seem sometimes as if a culture of peace does
not stand a chance against the culture of war, the
culture of violence and the cultures of impunity
and intolerance. Peace may indeed be a complex challenge,
dependent on action in many fields and even a bit
of luck from time to time. It may be a painfully
slow process, and fragile and imperfect when it
is achieved. But peace is in our hands. We can do
is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other
men, attended by love."
-- Saul Bellow
your fellow human being, treat them fairly,
disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship,
explore your thoughts about one another candidly,
work together for a common goal and help one
another achieve it. No destructive lies. No
ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger.
The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible, and
achieve it, generation after generation.
“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled
success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before
you. Achieve! Achieve!”
It would be naïve to think that peace and justice
can be achieved easily. No set of rules or study
of history will automatically resolve the problems
… However, with faith and perseverance, … complex
problems in the past have been resolved in our
search for justice and peace.
art of contentment is the recognition that the most
satisfying and the most dependably refreshing experiences
of life lie not in great things but in little. The
rarity of happiness among those who achieved much
is evidence that achievement is not in itself the
assurance of a happy life. The great, like the humble,
may have to find their satisfaction in the same
-- Edgar A. Collard
I draw from my family and my friends and I feel
like that small-town person. The achievements, the
materialistic possessions have really become to
mean less. They mean nothing.
*Internal peace is an essential first
step to achieving peace in the world. How do you
cultivate it? It's very simple. In the first place
by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that
human beings in every country are members of one
and the same family.
is achievable without public recognition, and
the world has many unsung heroes. The teacher
who inspires you to pursue your education to your
ultimate ability is a success. The parents who
taught you the noblest human principles are a
success. The coach who shows you the importance
of teamwork is a success. The spiritual leader
who instills in you spiritual values and faith
is a success. The relatives, friends, and neighbors
with whom you develop a reciprocal relationship
of respect and support--they, too, are successes.
The most menial workers can properly consider
themselves successful if they perform their best
and if the product of their work is of service
to humanity.--Michael DeBakey, M.D.
ambitious! You will never achieve anything greater
than you set your sights upon. Great endeavors
do not just happen, they are undertaken by average
people who gain a vision of how to make the impossible
-- John Di Frances
can achieve much in life if you don't mind doing
the work and giving someone else the credit."
-- Marian Wright
human being is a part of the whole, called by
us, "Universe," a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings
as something separated from the rest -- a kind
of optical delusion of his consciousness. This
delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting
us to our personal desires and to affection for
a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be
to free ourselves from this prison by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living
creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but
the striving for such achievement is in itself
a part of the liberation and a foundation for
inner security -- Albert
*Peace cannot be kept by force; it can
only be achieved through understanding.
you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put
your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own
personality. Nothing great was ever achieved without
~ Ralph Waldo
does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
-- Mohandas K.
* We can dream together a dream of a
better world, an ever-renewing, organic-based
earth-community. I believe we can achieve a large
part of it in our lifetime.
many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a
little more effort,
a little more patience, would have achieved success?"
- Elbert Hubbard
achievement can be higher than that of working
in harmony with other nations so that the lash
of war may be lifted from our backs and a peace
of lasting friendship descend upon us.
-- Cordell Hull
fullest development of the highest powers of men
can be achieved only in a world of peace.
-- Robert Maynard
“The burden of being black is that you have to be
superior just to be equal. But the glory of it is
that, once you achieve, you have achieved, indeed.”
is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing
can be done without hope and confidence."
-- Helen Keller
we are to achieve true peace in this world,
it shall have to begin with the children."
If we are to achieve a world free from nuclear
weapons, we need the involvement of young people.
Youth have energy, enthusiasm and many good ideas
to share. Most importantly, however, it is young
people who will be inheriting the problems which
have been left to them by the generations past.
cannot be achieved in one lifetime will happen when
one lifetime is joined to another.
-- Harold Kushner
is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception
and compassion and hope.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin
"With malice toward none, with charity for all,
...let us strive on to finish the work we are
in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish
a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with
some achieve great success, is proof to all that
others can achieve it as well."
aren't born they are made. And they are made just
like anything else, through hard work. And that's
the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal,
or any goal.
-- Vince Lombardi
difficult time can be more readily endured if
we retain the conviction that our existence holds
a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love,
a goal to achieve."
-- John Maxwell
* "If we are to achieve a
richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we
must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities,
and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one
in which each diverse gift will find a fitting
leader has the vision and conviction that a dream
can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy
to get it done.”
are privileged to have the opportunity of contributing
to the achievement of the goal of the abolition
of war and its replacement by world law. I am confident
that we shall succeed in this great task; that the
world community will thereby be freed not only from
the suffering caused by war but also through the
better use of the earth's resources, of the discoveries
of scientists, and of the efforts of mankind, from
hunger, disease, illiteracy, and fear; and that
we shall in the course of time be enabled to build
a world characterized by economic, political, and
social justice for all human beings and a culture
worthy of man's intelligence.
hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve
a permanently happy spirit.
-- Norman Vincent Peale
we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
-- Otto Rank
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money;
it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill
of creative effort. -- Franklin
is not the critic who counts, not the man who points
out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer
of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs
to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face
is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again,
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,
and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best
knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails
at least fails while daring greatly so that his
place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.
The quest for a war-free world has a basic purpose:
survival. But if in the process we learn how to
achieve it by love rather than by fear, by kindness
rather than by compulsion; if in the process we
learn to combine the essential with the enjoyable,
the expedient with the benevolent, the practical
with the beautiful, this will be an extra incentive
to embark on this great task.
Those who forget good and evil and seek only to
know the facts are more likely to achieve good
than those who view the world through the distorting
medium of their own desires. -- Bertrand
of mind is not a goal I need achieve.
It's a place inside I never want to leave.
Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I
I will choose to live in peace today.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
must not rest until right livelihood is within
reach of every human being upon this earth we
love and cherish. We all have a role to play in
achieving this goal.
you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
-- Henry David
you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream
it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward
steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully.
Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.”
- William Arthur Ward
a world where change is inevitable and continuous,
the need to achieve that change without violence
is essential for survival."
-- Andrew Young