Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Quote of the week


"We have thought of peace as passive
and war as the active way of living
The opposite is true
War is not the most strenuous life.
It is kind of rest cure compared
to the task of reconciling our differences.
From War to Peace is not from the strenuous
to the easy existence.
It is from the futile to the effective,
from the stagnant to the active,
from the destructive to the creative way of life..
The world will be regenerated by the people
who rise above these passive ways
and heroically seek by whatever hardship,
by whatever toil
the methods by which people can agree."
Mary Parker Follett



7 comments:

  1. Dear Marja

    Such a true and powerful quote. I am working in a post conflict situation here in Sri Lanka, and I feel the power and healing nature of peace.
    Bob

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  2. Very true words but apparently a hard concept for most people to learn.

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  3. Hi Marja! Great quote! Easier to agree than to disagree...

    Blogtrotter Two managed to get inside a cave and take pictures there; enjoy the mites and tites and have a great week!

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  4. Very true words,Marja and I like your picture!
    Have a nice day!

    Groetjes van Steffi

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  5. Very true. Love the pic too.

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  6. The way of the peaceful warrior.

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  7. peace is expansion. war constricts and kills everything around, including the winner's mind.

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