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“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
– John Lennon

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This is one of my favorite quotes. This is an example of something the Dalai Lama has called wise selfishness.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

— His Holiness the 14th the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso

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Monkey Smile

It is strange to me that a simple thing like a smile can appear so strange to people. When I smile on the subway on my way to work in the morning, I get varied reactions. Some people wonder what is wrong with me. Some people move away from me. While others smile back. But, I know that someone is going to feel better because they saw someone smiling on the train. I know I am not the only one, but the more of us there are, the better.

 

Generate peace. Smile.

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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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Peace Wisdom

“No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee. “

– John Donne

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