Quotes

Peace Quotes

• Peace is possible. Think it. Plan it. Do it.  ~  Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association

• As a sovereign, one must not start war on the spur of anger. As a general, one must not fight a battle out of spite.   ~  Sun Tzu (516 B.C.), The Art of War

• They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more.   ~  The Book of Isaiah (8th Century BC)

• An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.  ~  Mahatma Gandhi

•  You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  ~  Mahatma Gandhi

• If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.  ~  Mahatma Gandhi

• 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 learn to live together as brothers, or we are going to perish together as fools.  ~  Martin Luther King, Jr.

• Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  ~  Martin Luther King, Jr.

• Somehow, we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race, which no one can win, to a positive contest to harness humanity’s creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the nations of the world.   ~  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

• People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.  ~  Nelson Mandela

• Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.   ~  Winston Churchill

• 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.  ~  President Dwight David Eisenhower

• Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.   ~  President Dwight David Eisenhower

• For 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

• Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never ending process, the work of many decisions.  ~  Oscar Arias

• No single tradition monopolizes the truth. We must glean the best values of all traditions and work together to remove the tensions between traditions in order to give peace a chance.  ~  Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Scholar

• Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.  ~  Waldo Emerson

• Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.  ~  Albert Einstein

• When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.  ~  Soren Kierkegaard

• Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war.  ~  John Foster Dulles

•  In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.  ~  Albert Camus

• To come to such a conference really opens your mind up to understand that there always are two sides to each story.   ~  Michael Berns, Hillel President, Penn State University

• Learning to forgive those who have wronged us is the first step we can take toward healing our traumatized nation.  ~  Bishop Joseph Christian Humper, Chairman, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone

• War is part of our culture, change requires that peace be taught.   ~  Michael D. Knox, Chair of the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation

• We must realize the truth of ourselves – we are one human family, one part of the other. My old work horse, Teddy, and the fancy, registered horse visiting us had no trouble eating out of the same dish. We must discover the same.   ~  Sister Lucy Poulin

• Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither person nor property will be safe.   ~  Frederick Douglass

• Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the science of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty.   ~   Archbishop Oscar Romerou

• Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible.   ~  Bernard Lown, 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate, cofounder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

 

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