Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar

Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The present is no respecter of consistency.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Martha spent four months last winter cooking three meals a day, day in and day out, for hundreds of volunteers who had come to help the people of New Orleans recover from the one-two punch of Hurricane Katrina and FEMA. On the one year anniversary of this ongoing nightmare, President Bush appears with his sleeves rolled up and says, "And so I come back to say that we will stand with the people of southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi until the job is done."

So who do YOU trust to keep their word, Martha or George W?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

There's nothing shy about a hibiscus. Hey, baby, if you've got it, flaunt it!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Gandhi teaches that when we practice nonviolence, the moth is as worthy a recipient as our human sisters and brothers. There is no hierarchy and no exceptions.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

There comes a time when we must stand alone for that which we believe. When that time comes, we must be certain we are standing for the greater good rather than for our own personal agenda. And how do we determine our true motivation? By seeing as best we can what will be the consequences of our actions.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

May we never forget to acknowledge with gratitude earth's abundant gifts.

Friday, August 25, 2006

When times get tough, there's something comforting about a screened-in porch. Can't you hear the cicadas and taste the iced tea flavored with a sprig of mint?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Nations, like plants and people, go through an evolutionary process. The problems come when the youngest and least mature find themselves in positions of power.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Even a giant pine starts small. That's why we mustn't give up on the possibility of peace when all we see are tiny glimmerings of hope.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A lacy leaf like a wrinkled face merely shows signs of a life fully lived.

Monday, August 21, 2006

The beat of a drum reminds us of the first sounds we ever heard--our mother's heartbeat. How cunning to use it as a call to war.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The moon can make even a whiskey factory look beautiful.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Doesn't it make more sense to dance our differences rather than fight them?

Friday, August 18, 2006

We cannot always soar. Sometimes we must rest.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Earth, air, fire and water...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we humans dared to be as outrageously ourselves as the flowers in our gardens?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

As sweet as pink clouds at sunset is hearing the voices of those you love, especially after their escape from a war zone to safety.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Over 1000 Lebanese civilians have been killed in the past month, one third of them children under the age of 12. And America continues to send the Israeli military all the bombs they want. What have we become?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I'm sure this south Beirut neighborhood no longer exists. Yet when we dropped Sana off to visit her girlfriend that Saturday afternoon nine months ago, the streets were crowded with cars and people. Where are they now? Are they still alive?

This is the reality of war.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Any ceasefire may be fragile as a blossom opening to the sun, yet those who thwart attempts to impose its lifesaving potential bring death to others.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Read a line of poetry for every headline.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Being a peacemaker does not mean we take both sides, but that we remain nonviolent and open to dialogue even as we stand firm in what we believe is best for all.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

When healing is needed, flowers can be the best medicine.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The kind of love that meets hatred without flinching is not what is found on Hallmark cards. No, it is found in interrogation rooms in US prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Hitler's concentration camps, in torture chambers around the world, on the streets where people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. meet beatings, hoses, dogs and death. This kind of love is fierce and terrible in its beauty. It is what will save the world.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The power of hatred is very strong, but it is no match for the power of love.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

In the middle of a hot summer it takes imagination to remember when ice and snow were all we saw. So why don't we realize it takes imagination to believe in the possibility of peace in the midst of wars? As John Lennon said, "Imagine..."

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I can think of nothing more hopeful than meeting youngsters who take the time to examine complex issues, ask hard questions of their elders, listen carefully to the answers, then put things together for themselves.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Isn't it time for us to turn over a new leaf and give up on war?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Twenty-four days ago the Lebanese were so proud of this, the largest bridge in the Middle East. And now? A pile of rubble.

When will we ever learn?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Everything we do impacts the whole.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

If our present is not the past we want to leave to our children and grandchildren, it's up to us to change it.