In spite of our differences, we all dance to the same beat.

– World Peace Through Technology Organization (WPTTO)

Musical notes are more penetrating than bullets. Songs are more powerful than bombs.


War cancelled because of lack of interest and funding.

– Our Future Selves

The technology we need most badly is the technology of community, the knowledge about how to cooperate to get things done.

– Bill McKibben

The benefits of cooperation are far greater than the results of competition.


Compassion is a spiritual technology.

– Krista Tippett



We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human history is a story of the co-evolution of tools and social practices to support ever more complex forms of cooperation.

– Institute for the Future

Music is the great uniter. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.

– Sarah Dessen

What would Bucky do?


Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge.

– Albert Einstein



Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.

– Thomas Merton

Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble.

– Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen

Humanity needs this technology (compassion) as much as it needs all other technologies that have now connected us and set before us the terrifying and wondrous possibility of actually becoming one human race.

– Krista Tippett

The science of the future will be based on sympathetic vibrations.

– Rudolph Steiner

Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs.

– Betty Williams



Music is the universal language of mankind.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music can change the world.

– Ludwig Van Beethoven

One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies.

– Phil Ochs

Music is best when in harmony, when all of the parts are working together. The same is true for people and communities.


If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

– Jimi Hendrix



If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there’d be no wars.

– Sophie Kerr

Music has a great power for bringing people together. With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, it’s important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity.

– Ted Turner

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

– Buddha

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

– Albert Einstein

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

– Buckminster Fuller



If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.

– Chinese Proverb

Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.

– Napoleon Boneparte

We are experiencing a new kind of revolution. It is a revolution of the mind, in the way we think and see the world. It is also a revolution of the heart, in the way we see and act towards each other.

– Occupy Together

Without music there can be no perfect knowledge, for there is nothing without it… the very heavens revolve under the guidance of harmony.

– Isidore of Seville (patron saint of computing and the Internet)

Music crosses all bridges, borders, and time zones. Music transcends all ideologies, politics, religions, languages, cultures, and wealth. Music is oblivious to race, gender, age, and appearance. Music connects us all and reminds us that we are human.





Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?

– Leonardo da Vinci

If you want to change the culture, change the music.

– Tim Leary

If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.

– Emma Goldman

If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.

– Anita Koddick

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

– Abraham Lincoln



Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be – this is the interrelated structure of reality.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Harmony benefits both, strife harms both.

– Chinese saying

When individuals join in a cooperative venture, the power generated far exceeds what they could have accomplished acting individually.

– Buckminster Fuller

You protect what you love. You love what you know. You know what you’re taught.

– African Proverb

In India, when we meet and part we often say, “Namaste”, which means: I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides; I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.

– Ram Dass

You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.

– Jeanette Rankin

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.

– Mahatma Gandhi

We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

– R. Buckminster Fuller

Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn’t have as many monuments to unveil.

– Kin Hubbard

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

– Benjamin Franklin

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.

– John F. Kennedy

If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.

– Lyndon B. Johnson

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

– Martin Luther King Jr.



Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

– Albert Einstein

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.

– Larry Eisenberg

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

– Buddha

Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.

– Robert Fulghum

Peace is not God’s gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other.

– Elie Wiesel

We can dream of an America, and a world, in which love and not money are civilization’s bottom line.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

– Mother Teresa

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

– Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

Seek peace, and pursue it.

– The Bible

I would rather have peace in the world than be President.

– Harry S. Truman

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate — thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.

– Maya Angelou

No matter what part of the world we come from, we are all basically the same human beings.

– Dalai Lama of Tibet

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

When all is said and done, the only change that will make a difference is the transformation of the human heart.

– Peter Senge

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.

– Oscar Arias



If the success or failure of this planet, and of human beings, depended on how I am and what I do; How would I be? And what would I do?

– R. Buckminster Fuller

With every true friendship we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict — alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.

– Dorothy Thompson

Either war is obsolete or men are.

– R. Buckminster Fuller

Avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow.

– Dwight Eisenhower

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world — indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead

Peace we want because there is another war to fight: against poverty and disease.

– Indira Gandhi

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.

– George Washington



Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.


This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

– Peace Pilgrim

Imagine there’s no countries, it isnt hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, no religion too, imagine all the people living life in peace… You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one, I hope some day you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.

– John Lennon

We’ve learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.

– Omar Nelson Bradley

The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger, and so on, are human created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding, and a development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.

– Dalai Lama

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.

– Marcus T. Cicero

What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.

– Joseph Conrad

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

– Moshe Dayan

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Sacred, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

– Black Elk

We have an extraordinary God. God is a mighty God, but this God needs you. When someone is hungry, bread doesn’t come down from heaven. When God wants to feed the hungry, you and I must feed the hungry. And now God wants peace in the world.

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I believe all religions pursue the same goals, that of cultivating human goodness and bringing happiness to all human beings. Though the means may appear different, the ends are the same.

– Dalai Lama of Tibet

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

– Baruch Spinoza

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

– Mahatma Gandhi

We call on the human family to address the root causes of violence and build a culture of peace and hope. We know that another world is possible, a world of justice and peace. Together we can make it a reality.

– Nobel Peace Laureates Centennial Appeal

A little peace here, a little peace there, and pretty soon all the peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.

– Swami Beyondananda



We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.

– Albert Einstein

Peace is loving that which is around you, not blindly or thoughtlessly, but with the full realization that it has value, that it is spiritually fit, that it is part of you and your world.

– Ronda

It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and earth, so that the earth will bloom once more.

– Hopi Prayer for Peace

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.

– Albert Einstein

That’s all nonviolence is — organized love.

– Joan Baez

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

– Buddha

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.

– Albert Camus

There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.

– Cesar Chavez

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

– Norman Cousins

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.

– Albert Einstein

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

– Havelock Ellis


If war is a necessary evil, why not create peace as a necessary good? Build it, and everybody will come.

– Swami Beyondananda




While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

– St. Francis of Assisi

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

– Indira Gandhi

Praise be to the Lord of the Universe who has created us and made us into tribes and nations, that we may know each other, not that we may despise each other.

– Islamic Prayer

We must be the change we wish to see.

– Mahatma Gandhi

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

– Matthew

Nonviolence doesn’t always work — but violence never does.

– Madge Michaels-Cyrus

Someday they’ll give a war and nobody will come.

– Carl Sandburg

A human being is part of a whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something seperated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This deslusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion.

– Albert Einstein

Today, the world is so small and so interdependent that the concept of war has become anachronistic, an outmoded approach. As a rule, we always talk about reform and changes. Among the old traditions, there are many aspects that are either ill-suited to our present reality or are counterproductive due to their shortsightedness. These, we have consigned to the dustbin of history. War too should be relegated to the dustbin of history.

– Dalai Lama

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

– Albert Einstein

If there is going to be change, real change, it will have to work its way from the bottom up, from the people themselves. That’s how change happens.

– Howard Zinn



Banish the word “struggle” from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

– Elders of the Hopi Nation

Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.

– Mother Teresa

Peace is way more fun than war.


Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.

– Proverb

It’s one thing to manifest exactly what you want. It’s another to bring about something even better. Leave the door open. Expect miracles.

– The Universe

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

– Aristotle

War cancelled because of health and safety concerns.

– Our Future Selves

Nobody EXPECTS the Spanish Inquisition.

– Monty Python