Peace is not something you reach or don’t reach. Peace is a process. It’s an outlook, a way to live. You can never say that peace is lost, or that hopes for peace are lost. Peace is always waiting for us.
–Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, of Nicaragua’s momentous peace accords, signed by the Sandanistas and Contras in March of 1988, which he won the Noble Peace Prize for initiating and leading.
I just re-found this quote. It still resonates, two decades later.
Peace seems like an infinitely replaceable word here.