Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem

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Plushies for Peace Globe
In honor of today's Blog Blast for Peace, I wanted to share some of my favorite peace quotes by some of my favorite Americans as there are people who have said it so much better than I ever could. Funny how we've been talking about peace for so many years and yet it still seems to be so out of reach. May peace be with you and yours not just today but always!
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

There was never a good war or a bad peace. - Benjamin Franklin

But 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

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

The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man or one party or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln


22 comments:

  1. Very well done Linda. Very well indeed. Peace my friend. :)

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  2. Beautiful! :)

    Plushies for peace. I love it.

    PEACE!

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  3. Very nice post Linda! I love the quote by FDR!

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  4. I love plushies for peace too! Wow you picked some great quotes! Quit reading my mind.

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  5. I enjoyed reading the quotes from some great people.

    Have a peaceful day.

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  6. I can never get enough of the peace quotes. And I love the plushies on the Peace Globe!

    Happy Peace Globe Day!

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  7. Those pants look pretty peaceful.

    :)

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  8. hi linda.
    great peace quotes.
    peace to you and your family.

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  9. Plushies for Peace!
    LOVE it!
    Of course, every time I see a plushie I think of the one down whats-his-names pants... hee...

    :)

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  10. Plushies for Peace? Love it! Want one... want some =)

    Love and peace to you and yours, Linda! ♥

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  11. awesome globe! peace.

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  12. Peace to the purveyors of plushies and their pants!

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  13. Awesome post for a very special day, and I LOVE that peace globe!

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  14. Fine quotes...a super post.

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  15. I love these quotes and also your globe. Please give my best to your daughter and once again tell her how talented she is.

    It's good to see so many thoughtful posts and sentiments.
    Peace to you and yours. May we all find that inner peace that we so desire as well.

    Hugs,
    Mimi

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  16. Happy Peace Globe Day!!

    Beautiful Globe!!!!

    SMOOCHES (from behind a mask)

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  17. great quotes for peace....Are We There Yet? Not yet. smile.

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  18. Those who desire peace so far outnumber those who benefit from war that if we had the courage to join hands and say, "No More!", we could not be defeated.

    Today for a little while. We are holding hands.

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  19. Beautiful peace globe. Peace be with you too.

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  20. I hope the "real" plushies know what a neat peace globe they make!
    Too cool for words!
    Peace to you and your beautiful girls.
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  21. Love your peace globe Linda and that's a great post.

    Peace you to and yours my friend.

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