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Until one nation ceases its attempts to dominate another, there will never be true freedom. Until one religion relinquishes its quest to prove its god superior to that of another, there shall never be world peace. We will never truly prosper or experience lasting harmony, until we refrain from preaching the gospel of our own moral values and our personal preferences by forcing it upon others.

Anthon St Maarten

Vai, amico, libero da fardelli e paure (Go forward, friend, unburdened and unafraid). Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace).

Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.

Julius K. Nyerere

Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on.

Sir Winston Churchill, March 1936, demanding British re-armament

War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.

Norman Cousins

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.

Lois McMaster Bujold

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength

George Orwell, Book "1984"

War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.

Marianne Moore

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.

Jimmy Carter

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.

William McKinley

Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.

U Thant

We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1945

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

We discovered that peace at any price is no peace at all.

Eve Denise Curie

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

We have the right to "Freedom of Peace".

Mary N. Carnahan

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace. We know that oppressive governments support terror, while free governments fight the terrorists in their midst. We know that free peoples embrace progress and life, instead of becoming the recruits for murderous ideologies.

George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

William Gladstone

We make war that we may live in peace.

Aristotle

We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

Anton Chekhov

We will not have peace by afterthought.

Norman Cousins

What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared.

Napoleon Bonaparte, 1802

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