Sharing Some More Thoughts (Inspirational) On “The War For Peace”



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Article Title: Sharing Some More Thoughts (Inspirational) On “The War For Peace
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words/tags): Peace, “Inspiration, Inspirational Quotes, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Spiritual”, Spiritual Laws,
Law of Attraction, World Peace, Possibilities for Peace, Harmony (enough there now)

Web sites: and

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at + so many others I can’t keep track (obsessive or WHAT!)

Other articles are available at: and
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:
These writings (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.


Submitter’s Note:
The submitter collects inspirational quotations, instead of bottle-tops or stamps. Craig loves sharing them to hopefully impact, uplift, encourage and perhaps even inspire others along life’s journey. Enjoy.
To your health, prosperity, a sense of self-fulfilment and satisfaction in your work,
peaceand especially joy.

All the best for 2013 and beyond

“Those who make a peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.”
– rather wise and prophetic words from a great leader, John F Kennedy

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that really matter.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

“Those who stand up for justice, will always be on the right side of history.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

“Those whom you seek to change, you must first love.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out a peaceful tomorrow.”
– MLK (again)

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension but is the presence of justice and brotherhood.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
– Albert Einstein

“Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won — you earn it and win it in every
– Coretta Scott King (1927-2006)

“Change can only happen when you change the hearts and minds of those who oppose you.”
– exiled Chinese Muslim leader, Rebiya Kadeer

“If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.”
– Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919, Twenty-Sixth President of the United States of America from 1901-1909, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize)

Conquering others requires force. Conquering oneself requires strength.”
– Lao Tzu; Tao Te Ching

Nelson Mandela once said: “To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Truth ultimately overcomes power…eventually, always.
The strength of spirit to do that comes from the human heart, God, a Higher Power. With God’s spirit we then have strength for the present and have hope in the future

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
– Mahatma Gandhi (and Lance Armstrong)
No matter your circumstances, YOU too can have the conquering, the unconquerable spirit of a champion in YOUR own life.

As Gandhi said, ‘in the midst of darkness, light exists’.

However, it’s a darkness that we can and will illuminate with our hearts.
We don’t have to forget the past in order to move forward.
Many small (yet significant) steps by many ‘little people with big hearts” will eventually reach their destination, their destiny.
However, it’s a darkness that we can and will illuminate with our hearts.
Shine your own bright light on humanity.
– craig

“You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.”
God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”
– Mother Teresa

“All works of love are works of peace.”
– Mother Theresa

“Most of us cannot do great things, so let’s just do the little things in a great way.”
– Mother Teresa (again)

“Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our souls.”
– Barack Obama (in accepting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway)

Let me love rather than be loved,
in forgiving we give…
and in
dying we are given eternal life.”
– Mother Teresa
(the abbreviated words of Mother Teresa in accepting her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing with hope.”
– craig

“Peacemakers who sow in peace, will heap a harvest of righteousness.”
– James 2:18

About the submitter:
Craig believes that in spite of world peace being an unachievable, impossible dream, through his writings and ‘little actions in life’ he’ll just tirelelessly keep “‘beavering away’ to try to make some small difference towards a better and more peaceful world. Crazy??
Peace lives within

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at

Web sites: and

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at + so many others I can’t keep track (obsessive or WHAT!)


“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstore”

Together, one mind, one heart, one soul, one life at a time, let’s encourage, impact, uplift and perhaps even inspire the world. Change YOUR world… and you help change THE world… for the better”

As they carry me to my deathbed, I’ll be saying:
Can you just give me one more hour to finish off one last article. PLEASE!”
– craig (as inspired by the quote of singer, Barry Manilow)

“In the midst of darkness, light exists.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by
dying that one awakens to eternal life.
– St Francis of Assisi
(as well as the full extract of Mother Teresa’s words in accepting her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo)
thanks mom, your generous and free spirit lives on… forever


“Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
– author unknown

“Blessed are the Peacemakers,
because they’ll achieve plenty of Frequent Flyer points.”


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2 Responses to “Sharing Some More Thoughts (Inspirational) On “The War For Peace””

  1. craiglock Says:

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  2. craiglock Says:

    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT and many hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs…true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    Am having to remove many and so sorry can’t reply individually, but DO try to read as many as possible daily
    so “thanks for the thanx”
    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci
    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –


    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” and and

    “Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our differences, let not our different beliefs set us apart as human beings, but rather let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common citizens of our planet.”
    – me


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