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We have entered the Third Millennium through the gate of fire. If today, after September 11, we see better and we see further, we will realize that humanity is indivislbe. --Kofi Annan

Peace comes within the souls of men when they realize their oneness with the Universe. --Black elk

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

If it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and if it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? --Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. --Common Wisdom

Although it is difficult to bring about peace through inner transformation, it is the only way to achieve lasting world peace. Even if during my lifetime it is not achieved, that is all right. The next generation will make more progress. --His Holiness the Dalai Lama

No despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic dance which is always there. --Thomas Merton

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, in our entire society, will benefit from our peace. --Thich Nhat Hanh

May all beings everywhere with whom we are inseparably connected, be fulfilled, awakened, liberated and free. May there be peace in this world and throughout the entire universe, and may we all together complete the spiritual journey. --Mahayana Prayer

The point of a nation is not to draw a line in the sand and keep its members behind it, but to create world citizens who are secure enough to treat others equally. --Gloria Steinem

Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in armaments is not spending its money alone: it is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any clouds of threatening war: it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. --Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Herein lies the real hope for our future. We are moving toward the ultimate destiny of our species--a state of compassion and love. --Dr. Jane Goodall

If we are serious about ending poverty, we have to be serious about ending the system that creates poverty by robbing the poor of their economic wealth, livelihoods and incomes. Before we can make poverty history, we need to get the history of poverty right. It's not about how much wealthy nations can give so much as how much less they can take. --Vandana Shiva

What the world needs most is openness:
Open hearts
Open doors
Open eyes
Open minds
Open ears
Open souls
--Robert Muller