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I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
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Only the God fearing
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I see more of a power hunt nowadays, but the truth s the closer you get in finding peace the better you feel with yourself, is like your soul calms down and a more positive mood invades you.
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Quite true quote Mr Conrad. Our greatest desire is for state in which all our interactions are based in a free, mutual, noble exchange of love and perhaps some formula of peace. That golden age what we are really after is the most improbable of all dreams that ever existed, but the one for which men gave their lives and all strength, for which prophets died and were slain, without which peoples do not wish to live and cannot even die! This is what I learnt from Fyodor Dostoevsky. We have lost that age, that condition, that some form of peace . . . I remember the writing of Epiphanes, the son of Carpocrates : God created the delights of inner peace equally for all humankind. But that very thing, the source of their existence, has been repudiated by themselves...

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There's no formula, but there is a true source . . . .

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

- John 14:27
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War or peace, war or peace, war… - at least for a while.
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if only that were true
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Context from: "Under Western Eyes" By Joseph Conrad Part First

It would be idle to inquire why Mr. Razumov has left this record behind him. It is inconceivable that he should have wished any human eye to see it. A mysterious impulse of human nature comes into play here. Putting aside Samuel Pepys, who has forced in this way the door of immortality, innumerable people, criminals, saints, philosophers, young girls, statesmen, and simple imbeciles, have kept self-revealing records from vanity no doubt, but also from other more inscrutable motives. There must be a wonderful soothing power in mere words since so many men have used them for self-communion. Being myself a quiet individual I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. Certainly they are crying loud enough for it at the present day. What sort of peace Kirylo Sidorovitch Razumov expected to find in the writing up of his record it passeth my understanding to guess.
The fact remains that he has written it.


http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2480/2480-h/2480-h.htm
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JMV wrote:
There's no formula, but there is a true source . . . .

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

- John 14:27


Amen JMV!
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 10:25:49 PM
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Daemon wrote:
I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)


The form or perhaps only the formula of peace, are belied by the strife caused in the pursuit of it.
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