Peace Quotes

Best selected peace quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about peace will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies. Basil O'Connor
There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy. Rod Serling
What we need is a generation of peace. Jawaharlal Nehru
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
Nonviolence is the supreme law of life. Indian Proverb
Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. Albert Einstein
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. Dwight D. Eisenhower
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men. Black Elk
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer. Theodore Roosevelt
Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. James Thomson
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots. Napoleon Bonaparte
Peace is our gift to each other. Elie Wiesel
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. Thomas Fuller
Peace is no more than a dream as long as we need the comfort of the clan. Peter Nicols
When the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is giving in a form each mind that seeks for it in honesty can understand. Helen Schucman
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun. Martin Amis
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war. Henry Van Dyke
One can always win a war, but how does one conquer peace? Michael Holmboe Meyer
To get Peace you must work for Justice. John Paul VI
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
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. A. J. Muste
Peace, like charity, begins at home. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace. U. Thant
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die. John Lennon
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. Marcus T. Cicero
The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many. Hubert H. Humphrey
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it. Eleanor Roosevelt
Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. Unesco
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. Abraham Lincoln
What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace. Joseph Conrad
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. Peace Pilgrim
Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. St. Theresa of Lisieux
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. Abraham H. Maslow
When we can't find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere. Proverb
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. Thich Nhat Hanh
When the soul is naughted and transformed, then of herself she neither works nor speaks nor wills, nor feels nor hears nor understands; neither has she of herself the feeling of outward or inward, where she may move. And in all things it is God who rules and guides her, without the meditation of any creature.... And she is so full of peace that thought she pressed her flesh, her nerves, her bones, no other thing come forth from them than peace. St. Catherine of Genoa
Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. Adlai E. Stevenson
All we are saying is give peace a chance... John Lennon
Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble. [Psalms 119:165] Bible
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. Mao Zedong
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy. Anonymous
To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war. George Steiner
Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family. Kin Hubbard
One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. Peace Pilgrim
Maintain peace with men, war with their vices. Anonymous
If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. Lyndon B. Johnson
Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away. Robert Fulghum
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. George Bernard Shaw
We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time. On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole. On the other hand, one of the ways of working for world peace is to work for more inner peace, because world peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it. Peace Pilgrim
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. Martin Luther King Jr.
I now understand what Christ suffered in Gethsemane as well as any man living. James Keir Hardie
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. William Hazlitt
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil. John Ruskin
When a person's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with them. Bible
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles F. Kettering
Seek peace, and pursue it. [Proverbs 34:14] Bible
Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable. J. Martin Kohe
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
Live and let live is the rule of common justice. Sir Roger L'Estrange
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. Carl Sandburg
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. Ralph Waldo Emerson
For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe. Larry Eisenberg
There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect. Woodrow T. Wilson
Peace and happiness are what you covet, but these are only to be obtained by labor. Thomas p Kempis
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading. Anonymous
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live. Omar Nelson Bradley
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity. Grover Cleveland
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves. Albert Camus
If a man would live in peace he should be blind, deaf, and dumb. Turkish Proverb
Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping. Theodore Roosevelt
The peace dividend is peace. Dan Quayle
I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear. Samuel Smiles
Please, we can get along here. Rodney King
The best way to end a war is not to begin it. Anonymous
Peace is more precious than a piece of land. Anwar Sadat
Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions. Dag Hammarskjold
Right human relations is the only true peace. Alice A. Bailey
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace. Bernard M. Baruch
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
World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it. Peace Pilgrim
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. Pope John XXIII
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. Thomas Jefferson
A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. William Shakespeare
There never was a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
When you're finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you're going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can't we learn to live together like decent people? Borman Frank
Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground. T. S. Eliot
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. Lyndon B. Johnson
'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Buddha
Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. Ambrose Bierce
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas p Kempis
Peace is produced by war. Pierre Corneille
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. George Washington
Peace with a club in hand is war. Portuguese Proverb
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way. Julius Kambarge Nyerere
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family. Peace Pilgrim
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. John F. Kennedy
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't tell me peace has broken out. Bertolt Brecht
Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword. Bible
The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order. Jawaharlal Nehru
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men. Napoleon Hill
It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last. Woodrow T. Wilson
The peace makers shall be called the children of God. Bible
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods. Virginia Woolf
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
One sword keeps another in the sheath. George Herbert
That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world. Benjamin Disraeli
This idea of weapons of mass exterminations utterly horrible and is something which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obey a government which is organizing a mass massacre of mankind. Bertrand Russell
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. George Washington
World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor -- it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement. John F. Kennedy
Let the ideas clash but not the hearts. C. C. Mehta
Peace is not God's gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other. Elie Wiesel
Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war. John Milton
All that a pacifist can undertake -- but it is a very great deal -- is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate. Vera Brittain
Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. Herbert Clark Hoover
If you wish for peace be ready for war. Proverb
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love. James Allen
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. Benjamin Franklin
If you want peace work for justice. Pope Paul VI
Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God. Anonymous
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement. Anonymous
I would rather have peace in the world than be President. Harry S. Truman
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace. Gersonides
In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace. Ben Hecht
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. Peace Pilgrim
Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know. Mahatma Gandhi
We have heard much of the phrase, ''peace and friendship.'' This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, ''peace and friendship, in freedom.'' This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world. Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion. Dean William R. Inge
If the Nazis have really been guilty of the unspeakable crimes circumstantially imputed to them, then -- let us make no mistake -- pacifism is faced with a situation with which it cannot cope. The conventional pacifist conception of a reasonable or generous peace is irrelevant to this reality. John Middleton Murry
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. John F. Kennedy
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. [Isaiah 2:4] Bible
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. John Lennon
But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. John F. Kennedy
Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets. Douglas William Jerrold
In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages. Swami Brahmanada
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love. St. Francis of Assisi
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. Harry S. Truman
Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are. Thomas p Kempis
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. Marcus Aurelius
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. Moshe Dayan
Two things rob people of their peace of mind : work unfinished and work not yet begun. Anonymous
Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. Kin Hubbard
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. Helen Keller
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized. Marianne Moore
The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker. Richard M. Nixon
There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. Douglas William Jerrold
Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew. John Greenleaf Whittier
They make a wilderness and call it peace. Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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