Famous Peace Quotes

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The fact is that we prepare for war like giants, and for peace like pygmies.

Lester Bowles Pearson

The fidelity of the United States to security treaties is not just an empty matter. It is a pillar of peace in the world.

David Dean Rusk

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me There is nothing between.

Mother Theresa

The greening of the desert means sowing seeds in people's hearts and creating a green paradise of peace on earth.

Masanobu Fukuoka

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The island of San Domingo, situated in tropical waters, and occupied by another race, of another color, never can become a permanent possession of the United States. You may seize it by force of arms or by diplomacy, where a naval squadron does more than the minister, but the enforced jurisdiction cannot endure. Already by a higher statute is that island set apart to the colored race... I protest against this legislation as another stage in a drama of blood. I protest against it in the name down, in the name of peace imperiled, and in the name of the African race, whose first effort at independence is rudely assailed.

Charles Sumner

The issues are the same. We wanted peace on earth, love, and understanding between everyone around the world. We have learned that change comes slowly.

Paul McCartney, The Observer (1987)

The legendary Buddhist flower udumbara is believed to blossom once every three millennia! What about the Flower of Peace? In every ten million years?

Mehmet Murat ildan

The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness (humility) and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love.

Stephen Shober

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.

Nikita Khrushchev

The more you sweat during peace, The less you bleed during war.

Brian Wilson

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

George S. Patton

The most burning question. What will you be remembered for after your demise? Will you be remembered for good or bad, peace or war, stinginess or generosity?

Emeasoba George

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.

Desiderius Erasmus

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"

The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.

Cicero

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.

Lord William Beveridge

The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just an charitable war.

William Shakespeare

The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war.

William Shakespeare

The primary goal of the words of a motivation or an inspiration in life is the very first action to generate an awakening of the heart to last as the encouragement of the mind to find the peace of the soul sustainably on a whole.

Anuj Somany

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 Hammarskjöld

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 Humphrey

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.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.

Bhagavad Gita

The triumph of justice is the only peace.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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