Quotations The Best Quotes About Peace  

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A list of the best peace quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous peace quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic peace quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational peace quotes from that same writer.

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Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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It was the dawn of the third age of mankind… J. Michael Straczynski

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Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. Marcus Aurelius

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Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. Albert Einstein

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If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace. Bernard Baruch

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Don't tell me peace has broken out. Bertolt Brecht

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When a person's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with them.

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Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble. -- Psalms 119:165

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The peace makers shall be called the children of God.

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Seek peace, and pursue it. -- Proverbs 34:14

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They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. -- Isaiah 2:4

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Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love. James Allen

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We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves. Albert Camus

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There never was a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin

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He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. Benjamin Franklin

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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

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'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Gautama Buddha

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Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. Kin Hubbard

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Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. Ambrose Bierce

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

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The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity. Grover Cleveland

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What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace. Joseph Conrad

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Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know. Mahatma Gandhi

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It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. André Gide

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We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots. Napoleon Bonaparte

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We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of Peace. William Ewart Gladstone

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That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world. Benjamin Disraeli

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I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. Helen Keller

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Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew. John Greenleaf Whittier

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If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. William Hazlitt

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Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.

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Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family. Kin Hubbard

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All we are saying is give peace a chance... John Lennon

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I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. Cicero

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Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. Douglas William Jerrold

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

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First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas à Kempis

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Peace and happiness are what you covet, but these are only to be obtained by labor. Thomas à Kempis

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Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions. Dag Hammarskjöld

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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles F. Kettering

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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

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One sword keeps another in the sheath. George Herbert

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Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground. T. S. Eliot

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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

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Peace is produced by war. Pierre Corneille