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The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

The pursuit of peace happens when all forms of aggression are exhausted.

--Stewart Stafford

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.

--William Ralph Inge

Respect for the rights of others means peace.

--Benito Juarez

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.

--Hamilton Fish

If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars.

--Sophie Kerr

World peace begins with inner peace.

--14th Dalai Lama

Fighting fire with fire will burn the whole world to ashes.

--Abhijit Naskar

Peacemaking is not like lovemaking, that you feel turned on to carry out for a few minutes, or alas seconds, and then feel chirpy, in case of a woman, or sleepy, in case of a man -- peacemaking is the endeavor of a lifetime.

--Abhijit Naskar

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.

--Adlai E. Stevenson

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.

--African Proverb

Peace does not demand that everyone like or want the same reality.

--Alaric Hutchinson

Words are better than weapons, wisdom is better than war.

--Amit Kalantri

Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage -- courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world.

--Amit Ray

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.

--Andre Malraux

We tell the dead to rest in peace, when we should worry about the living to live in peace.

--Anthony Liccione

You'll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must establish world law and order.

--Arthur Henderson

Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.

--Aung San Suu Kyi

Peacemakers not only live, they rule life.

--Baltasar Gracian

Peace in the world is everybody's business, no matter where you live or what you do.

--Betty Williams

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?

--Bill Watterson

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

--Black Elk

Be a peacemaker in everyday life. Display peace in everything you do. Be peace. Live in peace.

--Buddhist saying

To secure peace is to prepare for war.

--Carl von Clausewitz

World peace is not something that can be realized simply by politicians signing treaties, or by business leaders creating economic cooperation. True and lasting peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the depths of their very lives.

--Daisaku Ikeda

Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.

--Daisaku Ikeda

Peace is a road to happiness and the future.
War is a road to destruction and death.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

If you want to live a peaceful life, let others live in peace.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

The practice of understanding, forgiveness, and love is the best practice for a peaceful world.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

Who has created more peace in the world, the Peace Corps or the Marine Corps?

--Dennis Prager

A nation is only great when its citizens fall in love with the art of dwelling in peace and unity.

--Edmond Mbiaka

Peace is stronger than war.

--Edward Counsel

Peace is the bright star of the world.

--Edward Counsel

Defending peace is the duty of all.

--Fidel Castro

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

--George Herbert

Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse?

--Haile Selassie

Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.

--Harrison Ford

Peace is necessary. For justice, it is necessary. For hope, it is necessary, for our future.

--Harry Belafonte

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.

--Henry Van Dyke

Peace can be contributed to by respect for our ability in defense.

--Herbert Hoover

Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.

--Herbert Hoover

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

--Herodotus

We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?

--Jacques Yves Cousteau

If we do not work for individual transformation, talking about world peace is just entertainment.

--Jaggi Vasudev

The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.

--James A. Garfield

Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.

--James Thomson

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

--Jawaharlal Nehru

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

--Jawaharlal Nehru

We work for peace every time we exercise authority with wisdom and authentic love.

--Jean Vanier

We must all make peace so that we can all live in peace.

--Jean-Bertrand Aristide

The only way to abolish war is to make peace seem heroic.

--John Dewey

War remains the decisive human failure.

--John Kenneth Galbraith

Peace hath her victories
No less renowned than war.

--John Milton

War is what happens when language fails.

--Margaret Atwood

In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.

--Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

If wars were declared by love, there would be no tears of sorrow, only tears of joy.

--Matshona Dhliwayo

You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace.

--Max Lerner

Power to the peaceful!

--Michael Franti

We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace.

--Michael Franti

Put the gun on the head
and you can capture the land
But it takes lots of love craft
to win the people's heart.

--Mohammed Zaki Ansari

Human history makes everlasting peace seem possible only in theory.

--Mokokoma Mokhonoana

If I'm going to be staying up until 3 A.M., it should be for world peace and not shampoo sales.

--Mona Sutphen

We will not have peace by afterthought.

--Norman Cousins

Peace is not the product of terror or fear.

--Oscar Romero

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

--Peace Pilgrim

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.

--Pope John XXIII

Peace is not something you wish for, it's something you make.

--Robert Fulghum

I hold to nothing but envisioning international peace and utopia. We all have many more things in common than not.

--Roseanne Barr

There is no alternative to the peaceful coexistence of cultures.

--Salman Rushdie

Look at history. It's not the account of a species at peace.

--Salman Rushdie

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

--Thomas Mann

Peace without justice is tyranny.

--William Allen White

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

--William McKinley

We're not sane enough yet to enter space until we learn to live together in peace on Earth.

--Jacque Fresco

I am a strong believer that without justice, there is no peace. No lasting peace, anyway.

--Angelina Jolie

World peace can be achieved only if there is nothing left to conquer.

--Bangambiki Habyarimana

The correct definition of equality is that we came through the same door to the world.

--Mwanandeke Kindembo

Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.

--Malcom X

Begging your pardon, sir... One population can't make peace with another by force.

--Gregory Maguire

'Peace through Strength' only works if you have and show strength.

--Rand Paul

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.

--Henri J. M. Nouwen

Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers.

--Ahmed Ben Bella

Peace is much more precious than a piece of land... let there be no more wars.

--Anwar Sadat

We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace.

--Anna Lindh

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

--A. J. Muste

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals. They are critical to global peace and security.

--Ban Ki-moon

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.

--Benazir Bhutto

You can only end a negotiation for peace if you begin it.

--Benjamin Netanyahu

When you talk about peace through strength, what you're talking about is the concept of deterrence.

--Chris Gibson

Never underestimate or mock peace.

--Boris Trajkovski

Peace, unity and harmony!

--Cathy Freeman

Peace on earth, and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled.

--Charles Wesley

Elevating the status of women is our best path to peace, justice, and prosperity on a global scale.

--David Horsey

We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress.

--David McCallum

I believe that there is no path other than the path of peace.

--Ehud Olmert

Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.

--Fredrik Bajer

Nobody's free until everybody's free.

--Fannie Lou Hamer
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