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Famous Peace Quotations

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"'I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.'"
by Anonymous
"It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war."
by John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!"
by Patrick Henry
"I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
by Helen Keller
"I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."
by Ronald Reagan
"You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil."
by John Ruskin
"Peace is no more than a dream as long as we need the comfort of the clan."
by Peter Nicols
"There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed."
by Albert Camus
"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."
by John F. Kennedy
"The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity."
by Grover Cleveland
"a person who has got the will to work for peace."
by Anonymous
"The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge."
by Patrick Campbell
"The fact they've been recovered and been presented in an honorable way would have given him a lot of peace."
by Roberta Crawford
"The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospect of success nor the consequence of failure -- but those who stand the heat of battle, the fight for world peace through the United Nations."
by Hubert Humphrey
"The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker."
by Richard M. Nixon
"The purpose of all wars...is peace."
by Anonymous
"The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer."
by Theodore Roosevelt
"The only peace is being out of earshot."
by Mason Cooley
"The Revelation speaks powerfully today, and its message to us is the same as it was to the early Church: that there is not a square inch of ground in heaven or on earth or under the earth in which there is peace between Christ and Satan."
by Gary North
"The recommendations from our last meeting were erroneously interpreted and regrettably led to the considerable slowing down of the peace process."
by Pierre Schori
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
by Theodore Roosevelt
"The second step should be, as President Clinton announced, is really the resumption of the peace process,"
by Abdel Rahman
"The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners, though it has some strange people on it from time to time, tends to feature folks who fought for social justice in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow."
by Guy Burgess
"The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace."
by Anonymous
"They're endangering every attempt to build a block of peace again, ... This reduces very much the necessary trust for going back and negotiating with the responsible party."
by Shimon Peres
"Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war."
by Anonymous
"Through the Guru's Teachings, it is revealed. Meeting with the True One, peace is found."
by Granth Sahib
"Together with the president of the United States, let us be able to bring peace and security to our people, ... This is an opportunity, a window of opportunity that will not reoccur."
by Anonymous
"We make war that we may live in peace."
by Aristotle
"We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace."
by Aristotle
"We rail at trade, but the historian of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America, and destroyed feudalism, and made peace and keeps peace; that it will abolish slavery."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We leave the moose in peace. We do not take people to visit the moose. We don't want to do anything to stress them."
by Helge Sines
"We just want peace, because peace is good for us. It is good for the harvest and everything,"
by Ahmad Shah
"What is going on in the political process is a transition from war to peace. After 22 years of war, we have won the war, virtually, and we have to win the peace."
by Anonymous
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
by Jimi Hendrix
"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt."
by St. Francis
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
by Indira Gandhi
"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
by Charles Franklin Kettering
"You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction."
by Anonymous
"You can find the footprints of God wherever there is beauty, virtue, humility, justice, truth, love and peace."
by Anonymous
"Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! / My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace."
by Anonymous
"Zoning has become a bad word again, but (justices of the peace) need to realize that they've been spending a lot of time this past year taking on all these small component problems with development instead of seeking a big-picture solution."
by Larry Kelly
"And the priest said unto them, Go in peace: before the LORD is your way wherein ye go."
by Anonymous
"And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace."
by Anonymous
"And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, / Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left."
by Anonymous
"Being free and prosperous in a world at peace. That's our ultimate goal."
by Ronald Reagan
"As such, both of us have the heavy responsibility for safeguarding world peace and promoting common development, and we should therefore forge an even closer partnership,"
by Hu Jintao
"Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low."
by Sir Sidney
"Bruce Jackson: The Peace Bridge Chronicles."
by Bruce Jackson
"Before the elections of the year 2000 which led me for the second time to the National Palace in Haiti, I had talked about peace, ... And throughout in the National Palace, throughout my tenure, I talked about peace. And today I continue to talk about peace."
by Jean-Bertrand Aristide
"Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. One in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth."
by Richard Milhous Nixon
"Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves."
by Swami Sivananda
"Everyone with a stake in peace must do their part."
by Anonymous
"Don't tell me peace has broken out."
by Bertolt Brecht
"Even if there is no partner for peace with the Palestinians. I will aim for a full and complete separation."
by Amir Peretz
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
by Melody Beattie
"He alone is at peace, and he alone is embellished forever, who meets with the Guru, and sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord."
by Granth Sahib
"HATCHET, n. A young axe, known among Indians as a Thomashawk.O bury the hatchet, irascible Red, For peace is a blessing, the White Man said. The Savage concurred, and that weapon interred, With imposing rites, in the White Man's head. --John Lukkus"
by Anonymous
"I can certainly put myself in Israel's shoes. They are humans just like we are. They want peace and security inside their borders."
by Anonymous
"I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace."
by Joseph Conrad
"I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle - so all is peace."
by Edward Lear
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
by Mother Theresa
"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 the children."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago."
by William Hazlitt
"If it is possible to work out a realistic plan for genuine policies (toward peace) then a unity government could be successful,"
by Anonymous
"In the state of Georgia, I am a certified peace officer. I'm just not currently working for a police department."
by Richard Jewell
"In past elections, the parties all adopted strong positions on the issue of peace. But this time, the voters aren't looking for peace - they're looking for quiet."
by Akiva Eldar
"In all the history of the Kashmir dispute, this peace process holds out the greatest promise. Things are really happening, and both governments are committed."
by Bharat Karnad
"It is the hope of the European Union that Ariel Sharon will keep the peace process alive and continue the dialogue according to the wishes of all the parties involved,"
by Goran Persson
"It is no little wisdom for you to keep yourself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to you, and to turn your heart to God and not to be troubled with the judgment of others."
by Anonymous
"It's time for some peace for the boy,"
by Gregory Craig
"Look, ... his work, as he has said many times, is creating peace. In reality, if people are kind, they embody the very essence of what Buddhism stands for. These criticisms come from people who can't see past their own agendas."
by Greg Bender
"One of the reasons for choosing Peace is that it is compliant with Full Retail Contestability (FRC) in Australia."
by Dave Thomas
"O Nanak, He is everlasting wealth. Place your mind's faith in Him, and you shall find peace."
by Granth Sahib
"Peace is the only guarantee for the region's countries to have stability and to embark on their development plans, ... There can be no stability or development under violence, tension, terror and frozen peace."
by Hosni Mubarak
"Peace is the first thing the angels sang."
by John Keble
"Peace is still not assured, and we must remember there are still millions of extremely poor and hungry people who need help."
by Vincent Charles
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"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."
by Jawaharlal Nehru
"Since the peace process the integration and mix within the game has strengthened. There is no real tension about clubs playing each other or about supporters travelling to different areas to see matches."
by Brian Walsh
"Ring out the thousand wars of old,/ Ring in the thousand years of peace."
by Anonymous
"Receiving the Quality Service Award allows me to demonstrate even further to my clients that my commitment and dedication to their satisfaction and peace of mind during the real estate transaction is real and taken very seriously."
by Allan Rodgers
"Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
by Og Mandino
"Success,peace and prosperity will always remain elusive as long as there is 'discord' but where there is 'unity' perfect harmony prevails there and nobody would dare to attack such a place."
by Atharva Veda
"Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come."
by Carl Sandburg
"So turn away from them and say, Peace, for they shall soon come to know."
by quran quran
"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
by Orson Welles
"It is good for man To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish, not to go down the dinosaur's way Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him To know that his needs and nature are no more changed, in fact, in ten thousand years than the beaks of eagles."
by Robinson Jeffers
"It is easier to make war than to make peace."
by Anonymous
"If there is to be eventually, over time, a genuine peace and reconciliation, there has to be a sharp reduction -- hopefully an elimination -- of the kind of incitement and hatred and demonization that has so far characterized the conflict,"
by George Mitchell
"I seek Your Sanctuary, O my Lord, Merciful to the meek, Ocean of Peace, my Guru."
by Granth Sahib
"I hope that both sides will realize this is not the solution to any problem and that Macedonia should be free to live in peace without being attacked,"
by Anonymous
"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."
by Moshe Dayan
"Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air."
by Georges Bernanos
"Humor is a whisper from the soul, imploring mind and body to relax, let go and be at peace again."
by Source Unknown
"It was a defining symbol of an era. For its supporters, it was 'peace through strength.' For its opponents, it was 'the mad momentum of the arms race.' Both sides cared about it so much. Now it's going out, and nobody even notices."
by John Pike
"I don't remember such a long period of peace between India and Pakistan, or a time when the civil societies were so active."
by Khurshid Kasuri
"despite the intention of the terrorists ... and deliver Iraq's message of peace, democracy and human rights."
by Ahmad Chalabi
"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace."
by Amelia Earhart


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