Where ignorance is our master…

We will not have peace by afterthought.

Norman Cousins (1915 โ€“ 1990)

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 โ€“ 1968)

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Nelson Mandela (1918 โ€“ 2013)

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Ronald Reagan (1911 โ€“ 2004)

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.

John Lennon (1940 โ€“ 1980)

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

-Dalai Lama (b. 1935)

Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.

Ludwig von Mises (1881 โ€“ 1973)

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Thomas Paine (1737 โ€“ 1809)

The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school, and in the workplace.

Silvia Cartwright (b. 1943)

I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.

Godfrey Reggio (b. 1940)

28 thoughts on “Where ignorance is our master…”

    1. โค Robert โค ~ I often wonder that same thing myself. *sigh*

      BTW, please feel free to call me ‘David’, which is my first name. The word ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew, and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’… I created this blog in his memory.

      I know this is confusing because ‘Ben’ is also a name in English – I’m sorry about that!

      Take good care,

  1. All pertinent quotes. This was my first time reading Thomas Paineโ€™s quote; the feeling it produced was powerful and true.

  2. As they say, everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. We canโ€™t change the world without changing ourselves. (K)

  3. A great collection. Thank you.
    I was shocked to read that a year ago Europe was refusing to share COVID vaccines with Ukraine. Today we gift them armaments. Russia offered them vaccines, which they refused. Today they are bombarded. What does this say about our values?

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