Peace Quotes - Famous Top 100

Peace Quotes

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Peace Quotes
We are not going to deal with the violence in our communities, our homes, and our nation, until we learn to deal with the basic ethic of how we resolve our disputes and to place an emphasis on peace in the way we relate to one another.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

RONALD REAGAN

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. from "Self-Reliance"

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

SIMONE WEIL

All who affirm the use of violence admit it is only a means to achieve justice and peace. But peace and justice are nonviolence...the final end of history. Those who abandon nonviolence have no sense of history. Rather they are bypassing history, freezing history, betraying history.

ANDRE TROCME

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

MOHANDAS GANDHI

Either war is obsolete or men are.

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

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

MARIA MONTESSORI

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Everyday 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

Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals.

COLMAN MCCARTHY

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

THOMAS A KEMPIS

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.

IRVING BABBITT

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

MUHAMMAD ALI

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

HELEN KELLER

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.

GEORGES CLEMENCEAU

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

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

I was a drum major for peace.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

If we are going to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number one priority.

DAVID W. BROOKS

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

MOTHER TERESA

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

MOSHE DAYAN

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

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

CROESUS

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

JOHN F. KENNEDY

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

JOHN F. KENNEDY

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.

ANDRE GIDE

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

THOMAS FULLER

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Namaste. I honour the place in your where the entire universe resides... a place of light, of love, of truth, of peace, of wisdom. I honour the place in you where when you are in that place and I am in that place there is only one of us.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions.

DAG HAMMARSKJOLD

No, I know all the war rhetoric, but it's all aimed at achieving peace.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

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

DAVID BORENSTEIN

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.

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

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

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Peace begins with a smile.

MOTHER TERESA

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

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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 hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

Peace is its own reward.

MOHANDAS GANDHI

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.

MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

Peace is not achieved by controlling nations, but mastering our thoughts.

JOHN HARRICHARAN

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 only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

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

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

BARUCH SPINOZA

People always make war when they say they love peace.

DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE

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

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

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

THOMAS JEFFERSON

The greatest personalities that ever existed have been those who united human beings and put them on the road toward cooperation and effectiveness and peace. Those whom the world has held highest have helped to unite and not sever interconnectedness. They have not been the destroyers of differences but the harmonizer of differences.

JOHN LOVEJOY ELLIOTT

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 practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

THICH NHAT HANH

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.

DAG HAMMARSKJOLD

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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

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

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

GEORGE WASHINGTON

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.

WILLIAM HAZLITT

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.

H. L. MENCKEN

We kind o' thought Christ went agin war an' pillage.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

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 E. GLADSTONE

We make war that we may live in peace.

ARISTOTLE

We make war that we may live in peace.

ARISTOTLE

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

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

ANTON CHEKOV

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

JIMI HENDRIX

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.

TENZIN GYATSO, 14TH DALAI LAMA

When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.

MAHA GHOSANANDA

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

LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU

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

JOHN ANDREW HOLMES

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

INDIRA GANDHI

You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.

GERALDINE FERRARO


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