Selected Quotes about Peace

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. -- Ramona L. Anderson

We make war that we may live in peace. -- Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace. -- Aristotle

The exact origin of this beautiful prayer remains unknown, it does not appear in any known writings of St Francis. The first known appearance of this inspiring prayer was in 1912 when it was published in the French magazine La Clochette. http://wahiduddin.net/saint_francis_of_assisi.htm -- Saint Francis of Assisi

Where there is no freedom, there is death and destruction. -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. -- Silvio Berlusconi

It is time for the United States, as the sole recognized intermediary, to consider more forceful action for peace. The rest of the world will welcome this leadership -- Wolf Blitzer

One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force. -- David Borenstein

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. -- Omar N. Bradley

Why can't peace be a single overriding common purpose: why do we wait for a crisis to pull us together? Let's pull together for peace. -- Rita Mae Brown

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. -- Anton Chekhov

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. -- Anton Chekov

To stop everything, for Milosevic, for all of us, it is very important to add that once more they should stop everything. Do a pause, everything, although most important is that the bombing stops. Stop killing people. -- Viktor Chernomyrdin

One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone. -- Jacques Chirac

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. -- Agatha Christie

The education of peoples is a necessary precondition to peace. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy of peace appears more than ever to be the path that we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death. -- Cicero

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons. -- Croesus

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. -- Moshe Dayan

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. -- Moshe Dayan

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A political victory, a rise in rents, the recovery of your sick, or return of your absent friend, or some other quite external event, raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you. Do not believe it. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All men love peace in their armchairs after dinner; but they disbelieve the other nations's professions, rightly measuring its sincerity by their own. -- Oscar W. Firkins

There never was a good war or a bad peace. -- Benjamin Franklin

There never was a good war or bad peace. -- Benjamin Franklin

Either war is obsolete or men are. -- R. Buckminster Fuller

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. -- Indira Gandhi

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. -- Indira Gandhi

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. -- William Ewart Gladstone

Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. -- Hermann Goering

Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life ... , our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive. -- Thich Nhat Hanh

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -- Jimi Hendrix

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. -- John Andrew Holmes

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. -- Thomas Jefferson

One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

God has not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways All our life through; God has not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. -- Abdul Kalam

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. -- Helen Keller

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. -- Thomas a Kempis

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. -- Thomas a Kempis

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. -- John F. Kennedy

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. -- John F. Kennedy

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. -- HH the Dalai Lama

Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. -- HH the Dalai Lama

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. -- HH the Dalai Lama

When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. And there are ways in which we can consciously work to develop feelings of love and kindness. -- Dalai Lama

The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless. Suicide. -- Dalai Lama

If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. -- Dalai Lama

But then peace, peace! I am so mistrustful of it: so much afraid that it means a sort of weakness and giving in. -- D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one. -- John Lennon

We kind o' thought Christ went agin war an' pillage. -- James Russell Lowell

We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace. We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. -- Nelson Mandela

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself. -- Nelson Mandela

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else. -- Peyton Conway March

If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known. -- George C. Marshall

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. -- Karl Marx

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war. -- William McKinley

If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts. -- Peter McWilliams

War is not solely past, it can be our future, and these are you, ladies and gentlemen deputies, who are the guardians of our peace, our security and our future. -- Francois Mitterrand

I was born during one world war, and when I was 20, I fought in a second world war. I was young at a time when Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Salazar, Stalin and a few others were on European soil. All that passes under our eyes proves that we do not live in a peaceful and harmonious world. -- Francois Mitterrand

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. -- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. -- Maria Montessori

Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. -- Benito Mussolini

There is no way to peace; peace is the way. -- A. J. Muste

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. -- Jawaharlal Nehru

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction. -- Jawaharlal Nehru

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. -- Jawaharlal Nehru

Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated. -- Howard Nemerov

Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation. -- Richard Nixon

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. -- Alex Noble

If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. -- Thomas Paine

There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community. -- M. Scott Peck

The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power. -- Colin Powell

Let him who desires peace prepare for war. -- Flavius Vegetius Renatus

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. -- La Rochefoucauld

Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner. -- Carlos Santana

The peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country -- when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." -- Carl Schurz

The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war. -- William Shakespeare

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. -- Baruch Spinoza

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice. -- Spinoza

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. -- Baruch (­Benedict de) Spinoza

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and aeroplanes. -- Joseph Stalin

Has not peace honours and glories of her own unattended by the dangers of war? -- Hermocrates of Syracuse

I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there. -- Mother Teresa

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. -- Mother Teresa

Please choose the way of peace.. In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause. -- Mother Teresa

Peace begins with a smile. -- Mother Teresa

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. -- Dorothy Thompson

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence. -- Dorothy Thompson

They have not wanted Peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war -- as though the absence of war was the same as peace. -- Dorothy Thompson

Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done. -- Mark Twain

I believe that each and every human being on Earth has both the responsibility and the privilege of viewing themselves as Divine beings with the power to bring about peace. -- James Twyman

Peace is not just a dream but a vibrant reality that exists within each one of us... -- James Twyman

Symptoms of Inner Peace -- Unknown

The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don't have to gain, develop, or attain them. We're like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are -- as soon as we quit pretending we're small or unholy. -- Unknown

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy. -- George Washington

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other. -- Elie Wiesel

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. -- Malcolm X

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. -- Malcolm X

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