Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month Archive

Quotes of the Month - from January, 2000 through December2001.

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Quotes from 2001 and 2000 can be found below. 


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2001

"People have had to make up for their spiritual impoverishment by accumulating material things. When spiritual blessings come, material things seem unimportant. But spiritual blessings do not come until we desire them and relinquish desire for material things. As long as we desire material things this is all we receive and we remain spiritually impoverished."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 128


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2001

"I got busy on a very interesting project. This was to live all the good things I believed in... It took the living quite a while to catch up with the believing, but of course it can, and now if I believe something, I live it. Otherwise it would be perfectly meaningless. As I lived up to the highest light I had, I discovered that other light was given; that I opened myself to receiving more light as I lived the light I had." 

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 10-11


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2001

The Price of Peace

"We seem always ready to pay the price for war. Almost gladly we give our time and our treasure - our limbs and even our lives - for war. But we expect to get peace for nothing. We expect to be able to flagrantly disobey God's laws and get peace as a result. Well, we won't get peace for nothing - and we won't get peace by disobeying the laws of God. We'll get peace only when we are willing to pay the price of peace. And to a world drunk with power, corrupted by greed, deluded by false prophets, the price of peace may seem high indeed. For the price of peace is obedience to the higher laws: evil can only be overcome by good and hatred by love; only a good means can attain a good end.

The price of peace is to abandon fear and replace it with faith - faith that if we obey God's laws we will receive God's blessings. The price of peace is to abandon hate and allow love to reign supreme in our hearts - love for all our fellow human beings over the world. The price of peace is to abandon arrogance and replace it with repentance and humility, remembering that the way of peace is the way of love. The price of peace is to abandon greed and replace it with giving, so that none will be spiritually injured by having more than they need while others in the world still have less than they need.

People of the world, the time for decision is short. It is measured in a few years. The choice is ours as to whether or not we will pay the price of peace. If we are not willing to pay it, all that we hold dear will be consumed in the flame of war. The darkness in our world today is due to the disintegration of things which are contrary to God's laws. Let us never say hopelessly this is the darkness before a storm; rather let us say with faith this is the darkness before the dawn of the golden age of peace, which we cannot now even imagine. For this, let us hope and work and pray."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 110


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2001

"For those of you who are seeing the spiritual life, I recommend these four daily practices: Spend time alone each day in receptive silence. When angry, or afflicted with any negative emotion, take time to be alone with God. (Do not talk with people who are angry; they are irrational and cannot be reasoned with. If you or they are angry, it is best to leave and pray.) Visualize God's light each day and send it to someone who needs help. Exercise the body, it is the temple of the soul."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 77


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2001

"We people of the world need to find ways to get to know one another -- for then we will recognize that our likenesses are so much greater than our differences, however great our differences may seem. Every cell, every human being, is of equal importance and has work to do in the world."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 50


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2001

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a defeatist or negative thought. Since we create through thought, we need to concentrate very strongly on positive thoughts. If you think you can't do something, you can't. But if you think you can, you may be surprised to discover that you can. It is important that our thoughts be constantly for the best that could happen in a situation -- for the good things we would like to see happen."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 80


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2001

"No one walks so safely as one who walks humbly and harmlessly with great love and great faith. For such a person gets through to the good in others (and there is good in everyone), and therefore cannot be harmed. This works between individuals, it works between groups and it would work between nations if nations had the courage to try it."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 31


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 2001

"Just after I dedicated my life to service, I felt that I could no longer accept more than I need while others in the world have less than they need. This moved me to bring my life down to need level. I thought it would be difficult. I thought it would entail a great many hardships, but I was quite wrong. Instead of hardships, I found a wonderful sense of peace and joy, and a conviction that unnecessary possessions are only unnecessary burdens."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 12


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2001

"I am a deeply religious person, but I belong to no denomination. I follow the spirit of God's law, not the letter of the law. One can become so attached to the outward symbols and structure of religion that one forgets its original intent - to bring one closer to God. We can only gain access to the Kingdom of God by realizing it dwells within us as well as in all humanity. Know that we are all cells in the ocean of infinity, each contributing to the others' welfare."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 85


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2001

"AS I LOOKED ABOUT THE WORLD, so much of it impoverished, I became increasingly uncomfortable about having so much while my brothers and sisters were starving. Finally I had to find another way. The turning point came when, in desperation and out of a very deep seeking for a meaningful way of life, I walked all one night through the woods. I came to a moonlit glade and prayed. I felt a complete willingness, without any reservations, to give my life - to dedicate my life - to service. 'Please use me!' I prayed to God. And a great peace came over me."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 7


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2001

"A few really dedicated people can offset the ill effects of masses of out-of-harmony people, so we who work for peace must not falter. We must continue to pray for peace and to act for peace in whatever way we can, we must continue to speak for peace and to live the way of peace; to inspire others, we must continue to think of peace and to know that peace is possible. What we dwell upon we help bring into manifestation. One little person, giving all her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 99


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2001

"It is through solving problems correctly that we grow spiritually. We are never given a burden unless we have the capacity to overcome it. If a great problem is set before you, this merely indicates that you have the great inner strength to solve a great problem. There is never really anything to be discouraged about, because difficulties are opportunities for inner growth, and the greater the difficulty the greater the opportunity for growth."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 60


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2000

"The sanctuary of peace dwells within. Seek it out and all things will be added to you. We're coming closer and closer to the time when enough of us will have found inner peace to affect our institutions for the better. And as soon as this happens the institutions will in turn, through example, affect for the better those who are still immature."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words - pg. 102


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2000

"Religion is not an end in itself. One's union with God is the ultimate goal. There are so many religions because immature people tend to emphasize trivial differences instead of important likenesses. Differences between faiths lie in creeds and rituals rather than in religious principles....

....If you are guided toward a faith, use it as a stepping stone to God, not as a barrier between yourself and God's other children or as a tower to hold you aloft from others. If you are not guided toward a faith (or even if you are) seek God in the silence - seek within."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2000

"If we could put material things into their proper place, and use them without being attached to them, how much freer we would be. Then we wouldn't burden ourselves with things we don't need. If we could only realize that we are all cells in the same body of humanity - then we would think of having enough for all, not too much for some and too little for others."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2000

"When you come into this world your jobs in the divine plan are there. They just need to be realized and lived. If you do not yet know where you fit, I suggest that you try seeking it in receptive silence. I used to walk amid the beauties of nature, just receptive and silent, and wonderful insights would come to me."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2000

"There are those who know and do not do. This is very sad. In this materialistic age we have such a false criterion  by which to measure success. We measure it in terms of dollars, in terms of material things. But happiness and inner peace do not lie in that direction. If you know and do not do, you are a very unhappy person indeed."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2000

"In order to help usher in the golden age we must see the good in people. We must know it is there, no matter how deeply it may be buried. Yes, apathy is there and selfishness is there - but good is there also. It is not through judgment that the good can be reached, but through love and faith."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2000

"We can only change through example. Therefore, if I had the power to do so in this country I would set a very gentle, good example. I would establish a Peace Department in our government. It would have very useful work to do. It would research peaceful ways of resolving conflicts, war prevention measures and economic adjustments to peace. It would be established with some fanfare and we would ask every other nation to establish similar departments and come and work with us for peace. I think many nations would be willing to do so. Communications among the Peace Departments would be a step toward peace in our world."

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Follow these links to find out about Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich's
proposal to create a US Department of Peace!


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 2000

"Do not believe in me or any other teacher, rather trust in your own inner voice. This is your guide, this is your teacher. Your teacher is within not without. Know yourself, not me!"


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2000

"Remember that no one can hurt you except yourself.  If someone does a mean thing to you, that person is hurt.   You are not really hurt unless you become embittered, or unless you become angry and perhaps do a mean thing in return."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2000

"When you have done the spiritual growing up you realize that every human being is of equal importance, has work to do in this world, and has equal potential.  We are in many varied stages of growth; this is true because we have free will.  You have free will as to whether you will finish the mental and emotional growing up.  Many choose not to."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2000

"Although others may feel sorry for you, never feel sorry for yourself: it has a deadly effect on spiritual well-being.  Recognize all problems, no matter how difficult, as opportunities for spiritual growth, and make the most of these opportunities."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2000

"There is within the hearts of people a deep desire for peace on earth, and they would speak for peace if they were not bound by apathy, by ignorance, by fear.  It is the job of the peacemakers to inspire them from their apathy, to dispel their ignorance with truth, to allay their fear with faith  that God's laws work - and work for good."


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