In continuing with the peace movement…
In my classroom I do a Quote of the Day; where I write a quote and my students write what the quote means to them. Over the last twelve weeks of school I have included several peace quotes. These are four and their responses– enjoy!
From Room 8
Our interpretations in our 4th grade classroom of some famous peace quotes:
Nothing will bring you peace but yourself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think it means that peace is in my body.
It means your self can bring you peace.
I think it’s about bringing yourself peace. Like when you go home and sit in the tub- that you bring peace to yourself.
You can’t let anyone give you peace. You give yourself peace.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
You cannot shake hands if they are balled up because you can’t shake with a fist.
You cannot shake hands if you are about to fight.
You cannot shake hands with a fist. I feel like that too because you can’t shake a fist. If you try to shake a fist you can’t do it.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.
~ Malcolm X
If you are not nice and the next day you want to be nice you will not get peace.
I think it means that you can’t have freedom without peace.
I think it means that you have to have freedom before you can have peace.
If you are mean, you can’t get freedom or peace.
You can’t separate freedom from peace, first you have to have freedom before you have peace.
You can’t break peace from freedom.
A man must have been a good man that people must have never had freedom.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
Peace is good for life it would be very good but give it a try. Give peace a try.
Don’t do anything to change the peace.
Have peace and take a chance. That’s why you need peace.
Give peace a chance. You might like it.
It means that you can give peace a chance to try it.