World Peace Forever.

English: Painting by children, International P...

English: Painting by children, International Peace Day 2009, Geneva. Français : Peinture par des enfants, Journée internationale de la Paix 2009, Genève. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted October 6, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Jeremy Gilley has invented a profound movement. He had an idea to name the date of September 21 as the “International Day of Peace“. His idea became a reality when the United Nations voted to do so in the General Assembly. Mr. Gilley recently created a documentary about his amazing experience -“Peace One Day: The Journey”- which should give any man or woman who views it a strong sense of potentials and possibilities.

“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 / Second Inaugural Address 1865

“Five great enemies to peace inhabit within us: viz., avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.”

- Petrarch (1304-1374) Italian Poet

“No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace. For in peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.”

- Herodotus (485-425 B.C.) Greek Historian

“There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass.”

- Fyodor Dostoyevski (1821-1881) Russian Novelist

“War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace.”

- Norman Cousins (1912-1990) American Writer

Jeremy Gilley invents peace.

Let all men, women, and children on this Earth strive to become inventors of peace.

Let today be the first day of  World Peace Forever.

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8 comments

  1. I too believe peace has to be the path. Thank you for writing such a great blog. I hope you don’t mind but I’ve linked back to your blog in my next post which will be published just after midnight tonight in Australia. We (my husband and I) recently visited Nuremberg. tonight I’ve been writing about my visit to that city.
    Cheers,
    Michelle

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    1. Michelle,
      Nice to meet you. It’s interesting that your article on Nuremberg includes the Jimi Hendrix quote, as another commenter used the same quote a few hours ago. A very good, appreciated writing. Gotta love “coincidences”! I’m reminded of another quote from Chief Seattle, “I will fight no more forever”. Yes, it is time for war to become extinct, found only in the history books. Humanity has experienced more than enough of the heart-breaking events of war. Thank you for your efforts to help create a peaceful world. As Norman Cousins said, “Mankind invented war. Mankind can invent peace.”
      Thank you for your kind words and best regards.
      Jerry

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      1. I’m glad you enjoyed my blog post.Thank you for your wonderful post. I really appreciate that other quote you make reference to from Chief Seattle. I think I might try to make it a personal motto…. “I will fight no more forever.”

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