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.
There’s been a lot of cases of intolerance lately. Don’t you feel sad (and sick) about them? Too many intolerant people are getting too many spotlights which they don’t deserve.
Here are some quotes to remind us to be more tolerant.
Which one is your favorite? My personal favorite is the one from John F. Kennedy who said that we have to make the world safe for diversity since we can’t make it all the same (and we don’t need to). May these quotes enhance our tolerance towards others.
The world has been in a quite tense situation for the past few months (or years, or maybe even centuries). The root of our world’s problems is difference; whether it’s difference in opinion, race and ethnicity, or religious belief. And that is why we will have a look at some quotes on tolerance. I hope they inspire you.
“Tolerance is the ability to forgive those who tend to speak before thinking.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman
“The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot
“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Joseph Fort Newton.
“In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.” – Kamisese Mara
“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” – J.F Kennedy
“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” – Voltaire
“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged” – Jalalludin Rumi