Fellas, this week we see something unique happening in Indonesia. Tomorrow, Buddhist will celebrate Vesak. On Wednesday, our Hindu-Balinese fellas will celebrate a 10-day festival called Galungan. It just so happens that this year, both celebrations are held in the middle of the holy month, Ramadan.
The synergy would only be possible by tirelessly promoting the values of peace and tolerance. With peace, we can live our life and conduct our affairs at ease. With tolerance, we need not be afraid of being a part of certain beliefs. Therefore, I’d like to share quotes related to peace by famous public figures and leaders of the world, to remind us once again that peace is something we have to continuously work on.
“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.
“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein.
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” – Nelson Mandela.
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
“Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives.” – Marcus Aurelius.
“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa.
“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye.
“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.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Gautama Buddha.
Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 28 May, 2018.
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