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Aphorisms are short musings, often witty and containing pleasure or pain, indignation or admiration... They express principles, the essense of an idea or broad knowledge, but also a word or situation in a singular light.

Taste them!

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This section displays a selection of authors, some known, some that deserve being discovered. If you switch languages, you may be able to see their bio and quotes in this other language too. You'll find more authors in the other language sections if their bio hasn't yet been translated.

Some of their texts are referenced in one or several types of resources including:

- Aphorisms, quotes, poems, in the BE INSPIRED section
- Humour in the FUN zone.
- Definitions in the DICTIONARY.

These are tagged with a wide selection of culture, education and peace topic tags that also correspond to the needs of the new school curricula.

At the top right corner, you can view in list form: All topics, All authors and Latest quotations for this language.

Enjoy submitting a bio, a quote, a note of humour. You can also propose an improved version of your own bio if it's here.


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A proverb is short, easy to memorise, sometimes poetic, always offering good sense. Proverbs are a way of communicating and sharing messages verbally with the widest range of persons. Have a look too at those proverbs which make up the "Golden Rule"...

If you enjoy these peace proverbs that people from such different countries transmit from generation to generation, transmit these to your friends and put them up in a nice visible place !

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Life stories

Each story offered here shows a path from violence to peace: 

Some relate to a positive transformation relative to violence (victim or author), others illustrate some peace reflexes that helped them avoid or block violence, sometimes even appeasing the situation lastingly.

You too can contribute such examples.

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