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|Topic: Peace Quotes - Famous Peace
Quotes, Sayings about Peace
|Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put
an end to mankind...War will exist until that distant day when
the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige
that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we
belong to each other.
War is as outmoded as cannibalism, chattel slavery, blood-feuds,
and dueling, an insult to God and humanity...a daily crucifixion
There was never a good war or a bad peace.
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 be as one.
I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom
for all! I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble
servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices
have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place
the remaining years of my life in your hands.
Speech upon release from prison.
All we are saying is give peace a chance...
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward
Luke 2. 14
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the
good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
War would end if the dead could return.
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight.
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite
period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave
in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
War is cruelty and you cannot refine it.
Gen. William T. Sherman
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified,
is not a crime.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a
Duke Of Wellington
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of
all wars -- yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly
impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice
lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw
We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys
and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which
usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and
enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of
the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness
in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship
with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this
end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by
training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit
of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class
against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then
to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our
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
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.
William Butler Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to
carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
War makes good history but peace is poor reading.
I would say that I'm a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons
of violence, you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense
of humor, every faculty available to you...because no one has
the right to take the life of another human being.
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against
When women have a voice in national and international affairs,
wars will cease forever.
At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak
with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells
the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of
avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is
too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is
not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from
the general march of events'; and that it is therefore better
to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and
to think of what is pleasant. in solitude a man generally yields
to the first voice; in society to the second.
War and Peace
If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. he lived,
thought, and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving
toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore him at our
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The principle of nonviolent resistance seeks to reconcile the
truths of two opposites - acquiescence and violence - while
avoiding the extremes and immoralities of both. The nonviolent
resister agress with the person who acquisces that one should
not be physically agressive toward his opponent; but he balances
the equation by agreeing with the person of violence that evil
must be resisted. He avoids the nonresistance of the former
and the violent resistance of the latter. With nonviolent resistance,
no invidual or group need to submit to any wrong, nor need anyone
resort to violence in order to right a wrong.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart
of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and
souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect;
it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did
not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs
his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of the most persistent ambiguities that we face is that
everybody talks about peace as a goal. However, it does not
take sharpest-eyed sophistication to discern that while everbody
talks about peace, peace has become practically nobodys' business
among the power-wielders. Many men cry Peace! Peace! but they
refuse to do the things that make for peace.
Martin Luther King,Jr.
Can one have love? If we could, love would need to be a thing,
a substance that one can have, own, possess. The truth is, there
is no such thing aslove.Love is an abstraction, perhaps a goddess
or an alien being, although nobody has ever seen this goddess.
In reality, there exists only the act of loving. To love is
a productive activity. It implies caring for, knowing, responding,
affirming, enjoying: the person, the tree, the painting, the
idea. It means bringing tolife, increasing his/her/its aliveness.
It is a process, self-renewing and self increasing. from To
Have or to Be?
Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.
In the secret of my heart I am in perpetual quarrel with God
that He should allow such things [as the war] to go on. My non-violence
seems almost impotent. But the answer comes at the end of the
daily quarrel that neither God nor non-violence is impotent.
Impotence is in men. I must try on without losing faith even
though I may break in the attempt.
Peace be with you.
Genesis 43. 23
Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I
do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work
just as the law of gravitation works, whether we accept it or
not. The person who discovered the law of love was a far greater
scientist than any of our modern scientists. Only our explorations
have not gone far enough and so it is not possible for everyone
to see all its workings.
The Holy Prophet Mohammed came into this world and taught us:
'That man is a Muslim who never hurts anyone by word or deed,
but who works for the benefit and happiness of God's creatures.
Belief in God is to love one's fellow men.'
Abdul Ghaffar Khan
We can all do our share to redeem the world in spite of all
absurdities and all frustrations and all disappointments.
We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good
and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change
will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle
ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above
all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace,
we can change as those around us can change too.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and co-founder
of the Community of Peace People in Northern Ireland.
Laws and conditions that tend to debase human personality -
a God-given force - be they brought by the State or individuals,
must be relentlessly opposed in the spirit of defiance shown
by St. Peter when he said to the rulers of his day: 'Shall we
obey God or man?'
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. Rathy they are bypassing history, freezing
history, betraying history.
All ideologies end up killing people. If you separate love from
nonviolence you turn nonviolence into an ideology, a gimmick.
Structures that are not inhabited by justice and love have no
liberating or reconciling force, and are never sources of life.
Generally speaking, the first nonviolent act is not fasting,
but dialogue. The other side, the adversary, is recognized as
a person, he is taken out of his anonymity and exists in his
own right, for what he really is, a person. To engage someone
in dialogue is to recognize him, have faith in him. At every
step in the nonviolent struggle, at every level we try tirelessly
to establish a dialogue, or reestablish it if it has broken
down. When I say 'the other side,' that could be a group of
persons or a government.
The essence of nonviolence is love. Out of love and the willingness
to act selflessly, strategies, tactics, and techniques for a
nonviolent struggle arise naturally. Nonviolence is not a dogma;
it is a process.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So
my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work
I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and
remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you
and your friends do not despise the small work, a million people
will remove a lot of suffering. That is the secret. Start right
Sister Chän Khöng
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too
soon and left one unexpended effort which might have saved the
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to
be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas A. Kempis
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but by the heart.
We, the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding
generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime
has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith
in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the
human person, in the equal right of men and women and of nations
large and small....And for these ends to practice tolerance
and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors...have
resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.
Preamble, Charter of the United Nations.
In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature,
and fathers bury sons.
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