472 Greatest Quotes About Peace
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There's too much work to do.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
John F. Kennedy
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
I just always have to cry out a breakup, and then I can make peace with it pretty quickly.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau
If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and make a change.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
It takes more than one person to bring about peace - it takes all of us.
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.
When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Whenever you share love with others, you'll notice the peace that comes to you and to them.
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.
Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse?
The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
So war and peace start in the human heart. Whether that heart is open or whether that heart closes has global implications.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending weapons, send teachers.