Wars, revolutions and international disputes oftentimes rekindle and sometimes intensify the flames of war. It doesn’t matter which side wins the common man loses.
Throughout history, war and violence have been the source of tremendous suffering. The only ones who benefit from it are warmongers and the small group of individuals in power. War and violence are outdated concepts. Its time for us to realize how archaic slaughtering each other is for any kind of monetary or political gain.
That being said, its certainly easier said than done. It is good to stay optimistic and share your positivity to the world in hopes that someday war becomes truly obsolete. I believe that people nowadays are more connected and more informed than ever before. As a result, more are capable of receiving and understanding this genuine message of peace.
So without further adieu, here are 10 peace quotes expressed through pictures to help tame the flames of war raging around the world.
Peace Quote #1
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
Do not let negative people lure you into becoming just like them. Stay positive and keep true to your self. Trying to get back at them will only lead you to path similar to theirs.
Peace Quote #2
“When the power of love overwhelms the love of power, the world will know peace.”
There are many paths to take in this world. Some are good and some are bad and some are “two girls one beverage container” bad. Being the most enticing, the bad paths lure a lot of people in because of their love for power. If more people understand the consequences of power and replace it with honest positive improvement, peace will certainly come.
Peace Quote #3
“Peace cannot be kept by roce, it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Can you really argue against the father of physics? It makes sense. You simply can’t acheive world peace by oppressing people. You need to listen, you need to feel what they feel and they should do the same to you. It should never be a one-way deal otherwise its not an understanding but pretending.
Peace Quote #4
“Love is my weapon, music is my religion, peace is in my soul.”
Instead of using weapons that destroy, use weapons that create. Instead of criticizing other religions, try to understand each other. Instead of taking lives, enrich people’s lives with your unique kind of positivity. Just as how everyone is different there are many ways of promoting peace. Try to be creative and use your imagination.
Peace Quote #5
“Love, peace, joy and harmony are the best vitamins in the universe.”
Health benefits include a happier life, peace of mind, more friends, a satisfying life and also gives you a bigger heart – metaphorically speaking.
Peace Quote #6
“Give up being right, instead radiate peace, harmony, love and laughter from your heart.”
This is probably the hardest one to do. You can’t be right 100 percent of the time, and you shouldn’t try to be unless you are a heart surgeon or a stock broker. Sometimes its hard to let go of power which is why in many administrations, leaders would rather spread violence rather than let go of power. Don’t let power take control of you.
Peace Quote #7
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
Don’t let evil win. It is true that there are many bad people out there and it almost seems like the world is all about them, but all of you good people should never give up. Once in a while a hero, a leader, a teacher or a symbol comes along and revives the goodness in people’s hearts.
Peace Quote #8
“Imagine all the people living life in peace.”
Just imagine who awesome life would be if there were no wars, no hatred and everyone just gets along like SnapChat and sexting. I bet we would have pixie dust vending machines on every corner and rain drops consist of miniature puppies that don’t poop and don’t need to eat with a severe case of peter pan syndrome. On a serious note, it’s totally possible, you just have to imagine it first.
Peace Quote #9
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
Enemies make the best allies. Why is that? People you don’t get along with are often times your complete opposite. They offer valuable difference in perspective helping you think outside the box. The greatest leaders were able to work with their enemies in order to create great reforms.
Peace Quote #10
“Our primary purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
The most most satisfying life is a life enriched by the experience of helping people, and the most torturous life is a life tormented by your own conscience brought upon by hurting other people. Trust the Dalai Lama, he just sits there on top of the mountain thinking about the greatest quotes possible. You can’t get any better advice than his advice. I bet they even have google analytics to analyze the bounce rate of the temple visitors.
And there you go, 10 amazing peace quotes from the most inspiring characters to help promote peace on earth. Make sure to share this list with your friends and loved ones so we could sprinkle some peace unto their minds as well. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @MrCloud101.
I remember learning how to ice skate. For those of you who don’t know how to ice skate, its a lot harder than it looks. At least for me. I remember falling literally 100 times over and over before I was capable of even making the most basic movements. After the entire ordeal, I have fallen so many times that my knee area was heavily bruised.
But you know what I thought while I was looking at my bruises? I thought, I finally know how to ice skate! I don’t care about all the pain that I went through, I don’t care if I picked it up much slower than other people did, I don’t care if all the people in the ice rink looked at me funny because I sucked at ice skating. The only thing that mattered to me was that I was finally able to ice skate.
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“The greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but in rising everytime you fall.” ~Nelson Mandela
Do not count your failures
I was talking to a good friend of mine on her birthday. She had this complicated look on her face as if she was happy, but at the same time she had this deep sadness written on her face. I asked her what is wrong. She told me she was happy that I was there and everyone else, however, she was sad because she felt like she hasn’t done anything in her life.
She told me how all her relationships have failed and that she feels like her life is a mess and now shes getting older. It felt very unnatural to me because she was supposed to be celebrating another year of being alive on earth, yet she was reviewing all of her failures.
I told her, she should not count her failures, but her accomplishments. If I did what she was doing, I would probably never get out of bed because I have failed so many times. You would need a hardbound 100 volume encyclopedia to list all of them.
Carry your success with you
That being said, you should not completely disregard your failures. They are there to teach you a lesson. Simply learn from your mistakes. Using what you have learned, propel yourself to success. Do not carry your failures with you like a tired and over-burdened duffel bag, instead use them to your advantage.
All those mistakes and all those failures were there so you could succeed. Once you do succeed, add it as a notch on your belt. View your accomplishments like trophies as you get older. It will make your life a whole lot happier and more satisfying.
Rise everytime you fall
Bill Gates’ first business failed miserably, Albert Einstein wasn’t able to speak until he was 4 years old, Stephen Kings first novel was rejected 30 times, Jay-Z initially couldn’t get any record labels to sign him and the infamous Thomas Edison had to fail 1000 times before creating the light bulb.
Every time that I face a new challenge I remind myself all of the times I have failed and stood back up. I remind myself that I am capable of doing more. So rise up every single time that you fall. Failures are only there to serve as a stepping stone so you can rise up much more quickly to your deserved reward.
Humans are programmed to be afraid of the unknown. Not wanting to risk anything, most people prefer to just stay within their comfort zones. There is always a chance that if you venture out, you might fail.
Fear of failure and fear of the unknown is not a bad thing. In fact, its what keeps us from jumping off cliffs just out of curiosity – well most of us. Fear, for the most part, keeps us safe.
That fear, however, is often times responsible for holding us back from success. We are all afraid of failure, and sometimes we would rather hold on the illusion that we are success by avoiding failure rather than striving for self-growth.
“…the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
Failure is Success
Failure hurts. Its pierces our egotistic persona and tells us that we are after all just human, but it teaches us just that exact moral – that we are human. Failure keeps us down-to-earth, realistic, and at the same time optimistic.
A person not used to failure crumbles at the first resemblance of delineation from the perfect situation. It teaches us to adapt and tests our will and resolve. In many ways, failure is success. A person’s capability to make repeated failures and keep going until success is met is the most important characteristic of a competent individual.
To have no goal is to always fail
Success is measured by ones capability to reach a goal. Without a goal, you are simply, doing things. Without a goal, failure and success is meaningless. Imagine how confusing sports games would be if there were no goals – basketball would simply be a crowd of really tall dudes standing in a square lot who really likes balls from some reason.
A goal gives meaning to our existence. It gives us a reason to keep going. Giving us strength during times of hardships, we can fixate our eye on the goal to overlook all the terrible things around you. It shields us from the harsh realities of life. It gives us purpose.
A goal, in some way, is a firm reminder that we are not just here to blindly seek for pleasure, nor to blindly avoid pain. A goal lets us know that each of us is meant to achieve something great.
I really like how this piece turned out. Having difficulties with arm placement, I didn’t know drawing a girl jogging could be so difficult. My first draft looked like she’s trying to pick a fight and the second one looks like she’s adapting the “ninja run” in Naruto. Eventually I was able to make it work. I reached my goal, get it.
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We bring you 5 of the best and most eye opening quotes about money from the people who know how to earn wealth and keep it. The reason rich and powerful figures stay at the top is because they have the correct psychology nailed down to a tee.
They are the types of men who could walk into a casino and not even be tempted into spending one dime on something as pointless as gambling. You can give them a clown a half and what they will do is give it back exactly a clown and a half because they know the things that make you lose money.
Their unwavering will and unmatched discipline has enabled them to climb out of mediocrity to notoriety. Here are five money quotes from famous wealthy men to help rub some of their gold dust unto you.
Money Quote #1 – “Wealth is not about having money, its about having a lot of options.”
Money is nothing but paper, palm sweat and 90 percent of the germs on earth. The best thing about money is the things you can do with it. Many wealthy individuals see money as having the freedom to live a life devoid of financial bondage.
Money Quote #2 – “Time is a friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre.”
Get rich quick tricks only last for a while. Just like a runner who uses a quick adrenaline rush to gain an initial advantage but loses the race, bad business models that use sneaky tactics and get rich schemes always fall face flat in the end. The smartest man on earth can’t outwit time.
Build a business that you love and share it with the people around you. As your life progress and the life of the people you have helped, so will your business.
Money Quote #3 – “Success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q…”
Being smart does matter in business, but only to a certain degree. It would certainly make things easier and it certainly allows you to go much farther, but I’d settle for being a millionaire if I can’t be a billionaire. The trick is, a smart person surrounds himself with people smarter than him.
Money Quote #4 – “Never test the depth of river with both feet.”
First off, before you go crossing rivers, check whether there is a bridge. No need to get your feet wet unnecessarily.
What this quote means is you should never risk everything without knowing exactly what you are dealing with. If you put all assets in one investment without knowing anything about the field you are engaging in, you might as well burn your money, at least you’d get to see some fireworks.
Money Quote #5 – “Don’t think money does everything, or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
Well honestly, money usually does buy everything. It can make women want you, it can get you friends, and it even get you family – I don’t know how that works, but you can expect your cousins to quadruple once you win the lottery.
That being said, money is not unlimited no matter how rich you are. So yes, money can buy you everything for a short amount of time. Gold diggers will keep asking for more and more expensive stuff, and money hogging friends will siphon all the money right out of your pocket with sudden “favors.”
You’d basically be working your butt off for years just so that some heartless folks can effortlessly take it all by whispering nice things into your ear for a few seconds. Money gives you options as the first quotes states, and you can use those options to put yourself at an advantageous position to eventually get what you want. At that point, you are using your brain to get everything using money as a tool.
There you have it, 5 great quotes from rich, powerful and famous people who got to where they are by having money work for them and not the other way around.
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The old timeless saying “an eye for an eye” resonates soundly even today. Simply stating, it means “if you do something bad to me, I will do something bad or even worse to you.” Upon first attempt at disambiguation, it seems perfectly logical, however, just like many things in life, it is not that simple. Countless lives have been lost and immeasurable human suffering have been exacted throughout the long history of human existence. All because people wanted “an eye for an eye.”
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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
This brings us to a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Bitterness can consume you. It will destroy your soul from the inside if you let it overtake your life. Oftentimes people with a lot of fighting spirit have an offensive reaction when someone inflicts emotional pain on them. They want to fight back. Fiery passionate people are capable of achieving great things in life, but it also has disadvantages, in this situation it can cause them to fight back through bitterness. If this person directs their energy negatively, it will have many negative emotional repercussions. You think getting back at someone will make you feel better for what that person did to you? No it will not. It will only fuel the cycle of hatred until it consumes not only both of you, but the people around you.
Liberate yourself from hatred, and from negativity. The greatest reward you can receive is freedom from negativity whether its a thought, a person, or a situation. Stay positive, surround yourself with positive individuals, and strive towards positive goals in life. Direct your fire towards something constructive and you will amaze yourself with your own amazing potential.
I was experimenting with a new painting style in this particular drawing. It made the shadings look quite realistic in my opinion. The downside was it literally took me the entire day studying how to do it correctly, and this was the only thing I was able to create. I think in the future it could make my drawings look a lot better, but I will definitely need more practice before I start using it regularly.
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Here we bring you the 5 best love quotes circulating around the internet and social media right now. These are inspirational quotes for valentines day 2014 to make it extra special.
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So go get your special someone, that special friendship, your parents, your kids, your dog, or even better go get your very special self and read these cute motivational quotes and pictures to remind you just how awesome life is simply because of our ability to love.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies
Nothing is better than a classic quote. Coming from Aristotle himself, you don’t get much classic than this. You know a person is in love when they always make decisions considering their special someone. Whether it be their boyfriend/girlfriend, fiancee, or husband/wife, they always have their “better half” in their mind.
When you look into your mother’s eyes you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth
I looked into my mother’s eyes and she said I was weird. Well it’s worth a try. But those of you non-weirdos, I’m sure you all know how truly special a mother’s love is – taking care of you ever since you were a small nuisance all the way to you being big trouble, mothers give and give and don’t ask for anything back. This valentines day let your mother’s know just how much you cherish them.
Sometimes the strongest women are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, and fights battles nobody knows about.
Many women in our lives do things without asking for any reward. They do it simply because they care for us and because they want us to be happy. They do it out of love. For these special ladies, simply seeing us happy is the greatest reward they can ask for. So give them a hug, a kiss, or whatever disgusting thing you weirdos are thinking of – with prior consent of course. A car would probably be better though, or even just a new Iphone with Flappy Bird in it.
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Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Sometimes you meet someone that has an inexplicably captivating personality. Its your intuition telling you there is something different about this person. Something about their expression, how they handle themselves, how they communicate and most importantly how they have an elevated perspective on life.
Khalil Gibran said, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Pain creates monsters
There is something about pain that shapes people. It has the power to reduce people to the lowest of the low. Wanting to simply escape the pain, many will not hesitate to lie, cheat, kill and destroy just to escape from the pain they are experiencing. Let’s be honest, they never had it in them to overcome suffering so they turn into ash the moment they experience the slightest test of will life throws at them. Its almost as if pain is like fire that strips away all the facade and shows people for who they really are.
Pain reveals the great
There are these rare breed of individuals who despite pain and suffering, they choose to do the right thing. Pain in this situation, further solidifies their commitment to their principles. I personally believe that this is the true form of free will. They are capable of overcoming the biological and psychological tendencies of being human in order to hold on to what they believe is right. They do things not out of fear or anger or greed, but they do it out of their desire to create or share something positive to the world around them.
I wanted to draw something epic for this quote. For some reason it really resonates with me emotionally and I really felt like I could create something very interesting with this quote. The resulting art turned out okay. It did not turn out as captivating as I would have liked. I wanted to add some details to the skin, however, my Photoshop drawings skills are not developed enough to attempt such an ambitious project without eating up the rest of the day just obsessing over this and not getting anything else done for the website. I am certainly working on improving my painting proficiency.
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