Peace Quotes

 A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. 
Author: Aesop
Nationality: Greek
b. December 620  - d.  December 560
  
 A god has made this peace for us. 
Author: Virgil
Nationality: Roman
b. December 70  - d.  December 19
  
 A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. 
Author: Abraham Maslow
Nationality: American
b. December 1908  - d.  December 1970
  
 A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 A peace may be so wretched as not to be ill exchanged for war. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 A toast to the weapons of war, may they rust in peace. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 According to real, exact knowledge, one force, or two forces, can never produce a phenomenon. The presence of a third force is necessary, for it is only with the help of a third force that the first two can produce peace. 
Author: Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff
Nationality: Armenia
b. 13 January 1866  - d. 29 October 1949
  
 Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you. 
Author: Catherine Doherty
Nationality: Russian
b. 15 August 1896  - d. 14 December 1885
  
 All God wants of man is a peaceful heart. 
Author: Meister Eckhart
Nationality: German
b. December 1260  - d.  December 1327
  
 All we are saying is: give peace a chance. 
Author: John Winston Lennon
Nationality: English
b. 09 October 1940  - d. 08 December 1980
  
 Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood-the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 An unjust peace is better than a just war. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 As the former head of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev was widely hailed as the man who brought an end to the Cold War. 
Author: Bryant Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 Avoid popularity if you would have peace. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Buried was the bloody hatchet; Buried were all warlike weapons, And the war-cry was forgotten. Then was peace among the nations. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. 
Author: Yi Jing
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 635  - d.  December 713
  
 Christmas in Sydney is a time to be dreaded in this country by the sober and well inclined. Drunken husbands distress their peaceably disposed wives: and well disposed men have to lament the riotous dispositions of their mates who cannot resist the temptation which these holidays hold forth to jollity and intoxication. 
Author: Christiana Brooks
Nationality: Chinese   
 Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 Citizens live in peace and honour In Pearce and Higgens and O'Connor, Campbellites drive Mercedes Benzes, Lobbyists multiply in Menzies - But why not name suburbs for ideas Which equally have shaped our years? 
Author: Les Murry
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 October 1938
  
 Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. 
Author: John Muir
Nationality: American
b. 21 April 1838  - d. 24 December 1914
  
 Come, Sleep! O sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, The indifferent judge between the high and low. 
Author: Sir Philip Sidney
Nationality: English
b. 30 November 1554  - d. 17 October 1586
  
 Count not thyself to have found true peace, if thou hast felt no grief; nor that then all is well if thou hast no adversary; nor that this is perfect, if all things fall out according to thy desire. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. 
Author: Amelia Earhart
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1897  - d. 02 July 1937
  
 Deep experience is never peaceful. 
Author: Henry James
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1843  - d. 28 February 1916
  
 Deputies, Men of the German Reichstag! A year of events of historical significance is drawing to an end. A year of the greatest decisions lies ahead. In these serious times, I speak to you, Deputies of the German Reichstag, as to the representatives of the German nation. Beyond and above that, the whole German people should take note of this glance into the past, as well as of the coming decisions the present and future impose upon us. After the renewed refusal of my peace offer in January 1940 by the then British Prime Minister and the clique which supported or else dominated him, it became clear that this war - against all reasons of common, sense and necessity - must be fought to its end. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. 
Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Nationality: German
b. 29 December 1814  - d. 26 December 1880
  
 Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Don't tell me peace has broken out. 
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Nationality: German
b. 10 February 1898  - d. 14 August 1956
  
 Dr Donne's verses are like the peace of God; they pass all understanding. 
Author: King James VI
Nationality: Scottish
b. 19 June 1566  - d. 27 March 1625
  
 Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Earth groans beneath religion's iron age, And priests dare babble of a God of peace Even whilst their hands are red with guilty blood. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Even war is better than a wretched peace. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive. 
Author: Thich Hanh
Nationality: Roman
b. 11 October 1926
  
 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. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush; anxious for greater developments and greater wishes and so on; so that children have very little time for their parents; Parents have very little time for each other; and the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the Agony of life and death. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. 
Author: Francesco Petrarch
Nationality: Italian
b. 20 July 1304  - d. 19 July 1374
  
 Fond at we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplained peace. 
Author: Ann Shaw
Nationality: Italian   
 For I must go where lazy Peace Will hide her drowsy head; And, for the sport of kings, increase The number of the dead. 
Author: William Davenant
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1605  - d. 7 April 1668
  
 For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress. 
Author: William Blake
Nationality: English
b. 28 November 1757  - d. 12 August 1827
  
 For some days I quietly worked out in my own mind the metaphysics of Cosmic Unity. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that it was the living truth. It was logically incontrovertible. It provided for the first time a firm foundation for ethics. It offered mankind the radical change of heart and mind that was our only hope of peace at a time of desperate danger. Only one small problem remained. I must find a way to convert the world to my way of thinking. 
Author: Freeman John Dyson
Nationality: English
b. December 1923
  
 Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 From trial he wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures - peace and health. 
Author: Thomas Gray
Nationality: English
b. 26 December 1716  - d. 30 July 1771
  
 Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind. 
Author: Robert Devereux
Nationality: English
b. 10 November 1566  - d. 25 February 1601
  
 George Washington: First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. 
Author: Henry Lee
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1756  - d. 25 March 1818
  
 Give me the money that has been spent in war, and I will clothe every man, woman and child in an attire of which kings and queens would be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to the gospel of peace. 
Author: Charles Sumner
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1811  - d. 11 March 1874
  
 Give peace in our time, O Lord. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: American   
 God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 He who does not attempt to make peace When small discords arise, Is like the bee's hive which leaks drops of honey - Soon, the whole hive collapses. 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 I am determined to keep the process on the road to peace.  
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I am grown peaceful as old age tonight. I regret a little, I would change still less. 
Author: Robert Browning
Nationality: English
b. 7 May 1812  - d. 12 December 1889
  
 I believe in the sun even though it is slow in rising.I believe in you without realizing.I believe in rain though there are no clouds in the sky.I believe in truth even though people lie.I believe in peace though sometimes I am violent.I believe in God even though he is silent. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 I believe it is peace for our time... peace with honour. 
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge. 
Author: Gerald G. Jampolsky
Nationality: American   
 I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 I don't want nations feeling like that they can bully ourselves and our allies. I want to have a ballistic defense system so that we can make the world more peaceful, and at the same time I want to reduce our own nuclear capacities to the level commiserate with keeping the peace. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I have never advocated war except as a means of peace. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen. 
Author: Abd ar-Rahman III
Nationality: Spanish
b. December 912  - d.  December 961
  
 I join with you most cordially in rejoicing at the return of peace. I hope it will be lasting, and that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason enough to settle their differences with out cutting throats; for, in my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. What past additions to the conveniences and comforts of life might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of utility! What an extension of agriculture, even to the tops of the mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices and improvements, rendering England a complete paradise, might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief - in bringing misery into thousands of families and destroying the lives of so many working people, who might have performed the useful labors. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 I said you were a man of peace. I want you to know I took immense crap for that. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. 
Author: Joseph Conrad
Nationality: Polish
b. 3 December 1857  - d. 3 August 1924
  
 If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul, none can stand a long peace.  
Author: Oswald Arnold Spengler
Nationality: German
b. 29 May 1880  - d. 08 May 1936
  
 If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace. 
Author: Lord John Russell
Nationality: English
b. 18 August 1792  - d. 28 May 1878
  
 If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. 
Author: Chinese Proverb
Nationality: Canadian   
 If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 If they want peace, nations should avoid the pinpricks that precede cannon shots. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 If you desire peace, be prepared for war. 
Author: Irish Proverb
Nationality: American   
 If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will have complete peace. 
Author: Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhatto
Nationality: Thailand
b. 17 June 1918  - d. 16 January 1992
  
 If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one. 
Author: John Winston Lennon
Nationality: English
b. 09 October 1940  - d. 08 December 1980
  
 In Afghanistan, we helped to liberate an oppressed people, and we will continue helping them secure their country, rebuild their society and educate all their children, boys and girls. In the Middle East, we will continue to seek peace between a secure Israel and a democratic Palestine. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 In His will is our peace. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 In moderating, not in satisfying desires, lies peace. 
Author: Reginald Heber
Nationality: English
b. 21 April 1783  - d. 3 April 1826
  
 In peace the sons bury their fathers And in war the fathers bury their sons. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 In peace, as a wise man, he should make suitable preparation for war. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred hears of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock! 
Author: Orson Welles
Nationality: American
b. 6 May 1915  - d. 10 October 1985
  
 In the family where the father rules secure, there dwells the peace which thou wilt in vain seek for elsewhere in the wide world outside. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want - which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants - everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear - which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor - anywhere in the world. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 In the usual (though certainly not in every) public decision on economic policy, the choice is between courses that are almost equally good or equally bad. It is the narrowest decisions that are most ardently debated. If the world is lucky enough to enjoy peace, it may even one day make the discovery, to the horror of doctrinaire free-enterprisers and doctrinaire planners alike, that what is called capitalism and what is called socialism are both capable of working quite well. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 In this weak piping time of peace. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Indecision regarding the choice among pleasures temporarily robs a man of inner peace. After due reflection, he attains joy by turning away from the lower pleasures and seeking the higher ones. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions. 
Author: Gerald G. Jampolsky
Nationality: American   
 Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 It (government) is neither business nor technology nor applied science. It is one of the subtlest of the arts since it is the art of making men live together in peace and with reasonable happiness. 
Author: Felix Frankfurter
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1882  - d. 22 February 1965
  
 It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 It is far easier to make war than to make peace. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. 
Author: Jimmy Carter
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1924
  
 It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace - but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 It must be a peace without victory. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 It seems our politicians may have lied to us. And this is no mere peccadillo in a democracy. We were told the raison d'etre for this war was to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction that posed a threat to world peace. The UN inspectors did not find them. But President George W. Bush and his advisors knew better. They may yet turn up. But the Iraqi regime did not use them at is most desperate moment. If the major reason for launching a pre-emptive strike turns out to have been an utter falsehood, we have been conned. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It's impossible to live at peace with anyone you love. You can only live a peace with those to whom you are indifferent. 
Author: Martin Boyd
Nationality: American
b. 10 June 1893  - d. 3 June 1972
  
 Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health and love. 
Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace. 
Author: Barbara Hall
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 1946
  
 Laughter sets the spirit free to move through even the most tragic of circumstances. It helps us shake our heads clear, get our feet back under us, restoring our sense of balance and purpose. Humor is integral to our peace of mind and to our ability to go beyond survival. 
Author: Captain Gerald Coffee
Nationality: Canadian   
 Let him now speak, or else hereafter forever hold his peace. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: Canadian   
 Let him who desires peace, prepare for war. 
Author: Renatus Flavius Vegetius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 375
  
 Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Let the world see that this nation can bear prosperity; And that her honest virtue in time of peace is equal to her bravest valour in time of war. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you. 
Author: Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhatto
Nationality: Thailand
b. 17 June 1918  - d. 16 January 1992
  
 Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace - but peace, I hope, with honour. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love. 
Author: St. Francis of Assisi
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1182  - d.  December 1226
  
 Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Making peace is harder than making war. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance. 
Author: Count Maeterlinck Maurice Polydore Maeterlinck
Nationality: Belgian
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1949
  
 Marriage: The deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue. 
Author: Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Nationality: British
b. 9 February 1865  - d. 9 April 1940
  
 Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading. 
Author: Thomas Hardy
Nationality: English
b. 02 June 1840  - d. 11 January 1928
  
 My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Nation shall speak peace unto nation. 
Author: Montague John Rendall
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1950
  
 Neither trust, nor contend, nor lay wagers, nor lend, And you'll have peace to your life's end. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. 
Author: Johnny Carson
Nationality: American
b. 23 October 1925  - d. 23 January 2005
  
 Nixon had three goals: to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history; to be remembered as a peacemaker; and to be accepted by the 'Establishment' as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession. 
Author: Henry Kissinger
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1923
  
 No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or insure it victory in time of war. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 No sacrifice short of individual liberty, individual self-respect, and individual enterprise is too great a price to pay for permanent peace. 
Author: Clark H. Minor
Nationality: American   
 Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 O shame to men! Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds: men only disagree Of Creatures rational, though under hope Of heavenly Grace; and God proclaiming peace, Yet live in hatred, enmity and strife Among themselves, and levy cruel wars, Wasting the Earth, each other to destroy. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger. Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-flavour'd rage. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Once the visitor was told rather repetitively that this city was the melting pot; never before in history had so many people of such varied languages, customs, colors and culinary habits lived so amicably together. Although New York remains peaceful by most standards, this self-congratulation is now less often heard, since it was discovered some years ago that racial harmony depended unduly on the willingness of the blacks (and latterly the Puerto Ricans) to do for the other races the meanest jobs at the lowest wages and then to return to live by themselves in the worst slums. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at, after which there shall be no private international understandings of any kind, but diplomacy shall proceed always frankly and in the public view. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. As the Beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things. 
Author: Robert Southey
Nationality: English
b. 12 August 1774  - d. 21 March 1843
  
 Order means light and peace, inward liberty and free command over one's self; order is power. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Pay your debts, for peace of mind. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Swiss   
 Peace and happiness are what you covet, but these are only to be obtained by labor. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Peace be to this house, and to all that dwell in it. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: German   
 Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved through understanding. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence not in an exemption from suffering. 
Author: François Fénelon
Nationality: French
b. 6 August 1651  - d. 7 January 1715
  
 Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. 
Author: Kin Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1930
  
 Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine matter. 
Author: Carlos Santana
Nationality: American
b. 20 July 1947
  
 Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 Peace is a period set aside between wars to enable the generals to write their books. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 Peace is indivisible. 
Author: Maxim Maximovich Litvinoff
Nationality: Russian
b. 17 July 1876  - d. 31 December 1951
  
 Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. 
Author: Jawaharial Nehru
Nationality: Indian
b. 14 November 1889  - d. 27 May 1964
  
 Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 Peace is not merely a vacuum left by the ending of wars. It is the creation of two eternal principles, justice and freedom. 
Author: James Shotwell
Nationality: American
b. 06 August 1874  - d. 15 July 1965
  
 Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more Arduous. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth. 
Author: Matthew Henry
Nationality: English
b. 18 October 1662  - d. 22 June 1714
  
 Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun; and the two are never far apart. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. 
Author: James Thomson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 11 September 1700  - d. 27 August 1748
  
 Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others. 
Author: Gerald G. Jampolsky
Nationality: American   
 Peace upon earth! was said. We sing it And pay a million priests to bring it. After two thousand years of mass We've got as far as poison-gas. 
Author: Thomas Hardy
Nationality: English
b. 02 June 1840  - d. 11 January 1928
  
 Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. 
Author: Andrew Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 15 March 1767  - d. 8 June 1845
  
 Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Peace, like charity, begins at home. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 Peace! peace! Dost thou not see my baby at my breast, That sucks the nurse asleep. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Peacetime conscription is the greatest step toward regimentation and militarism ever undertaken by the Congress of the United States. 
Author: Burton Kendall Wheeler
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1882  - d. 6 January 1975
  
 People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace.They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them.The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. 
Author: Ramona L. Anderson
Nationality: English   
 People think that if a man has undergone any hardship, he should have a reward; but for my part, if I have done the hardest possible day's work, and then come to sit down in a corner and eat my supper comfortably - why, then I don't think I deserve any reward for my hard day's work -for am I not now at peace? Is not my supper good? 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 Pestilences extinguished, the world becomes smaller, For a long time the lands will be inhabited in peace: People will travel safely through the sky over land and wave: Then wars will start anew. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread. 
Author: Pablo Neruda
Nationality: Chilean
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1973
  
 Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment.Washington, D.C.January 14, 2001 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace.  
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 See in what peace a Christian can die. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Sleep, rest of nature, O sleep, most gentle of the divinities, peace of the soul, thou at whose presence care disappears, who soothest hearts wearied with daily employments, and makest them strong again for labour! 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 If we get a Jew person, then what I'm wondering is, I mean, what is this movement for, you know? Does it have anything to do with the failed peace talks? So I think we need to be very suspicious of any kind of partnerships between the Jews at that kind of level because we know that their interest primarily has to do with money and these kind of things. 
Author: Lee Alcorn
Nationality: American   
 So mild, so merciful, so strong, so good, So patient, peaceful, loyal, loving, pure. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Solitude excludes pleasure, and does not always secure peace. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. 
Author: Michael Keller Ditka
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 Such subtle covenants shall be made, Till peace itself is war in masquerade. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 Talent grows in peace, character in the current of affairs. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 That peace which the world cannot give. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: German   
 That we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us - that we should respect the rights of others as scrupulously as we would have our rights respected - is not a mere counsel of perfection to individuals - but it is the laws to which we must conform social institutions and national policy, if we would secure the blessings and abundance of peace. 
Author: Henry George
Nationality: American
b. 2 September 1839  - d. 2 October 1897
  
 The alternative to peace is not war. It is annihilation. 
Author: Raymond Swing
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1887  - d. 23 December 1968
  
 The Ambassador and the General were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The Constitution supposes what the history of all governments demonstrates, that the executive is the branch of power most interested in war and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care, vested the question of war in the legislature. If a president is successful in bypassing the Congress it is evident that the people are cheated out of the best ingredients in the government, the safeguards of peace which is the greatest of their blessings. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 The demon of worldly desires is always seeking chances to deceive the mind. If a viper lives in your room and you wish to have a peaceful sleep, you must first chase it out. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required 'blood and sweat and tears.' 
Author: Charles F. Kettering
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1876  - d. 24 November 1958
  
 The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. 
Author: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nationality: American
b. 17 February 1963
  
 The gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The great mountain, 4,247 feet in circumference, After peace, war, famine, flooding, Will spread far, drowning great countries Even antiquities and their mighty foundations. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The greatest thing that would happen in the state and the nation is when we get rid of the media. Then we would live in peace and tranquility and no one would know anything. 
Author: Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 January 1911  - d. 23 April 2005
  
 The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 The human realm of Angelic offspring, Will cause its realm to hold in peace and union: War captive halfway inside its enclosure, For a long time peace will be maintained for them.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The man who consecrates his hours by vigorous effort, and an honest aim, at once he draws the sting of life and Death; he walks with nature; and her paths are peace. 
Author: Edward Young
Nationality: English
b. 3 July 1681  - d. 5 April 1765
  
 The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. 
Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Nationality: Dutch
b. 27 October 1466  - d. 12 July 1536
  
 The naked, poor, and mangled Peace, Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful births. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 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. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 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. 
Author: W. H. Beveridge
Nationality: British
b. 5 March 1879  - d. 16 March 1963
  
 The opposite of war is not peace, It's creation 
Author: Jonathan Larson
Nationality: American
b. 04 February 1960  - d. 25 January 1996
  
 The peace of God, which passeth all understanding. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: American   
 The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just an charitable war. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. 
Author: Saint Augustine
Nationality: Numidian
b. 13 November 354  - d. 28 August 430
  
 The qualities of courage and compassion that we strive for in America also determine our conduct abroad. Our founders dedicated this country to the cause of human dignity, the rights of every person and the possibilities of every life. This conviction leads us into the world to help the afflicted, and defend the peace, and confound the designs of evil men. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The sea of faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled; But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating, to the breath Of the night wind down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seams To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night. To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night. 
Author: Matthew Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 24 December 1822  - d. 15 April 1888
  
 The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: English   
 The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The trembling of the earth at Mortara, The tin islands of St. George half sunk; Drowsy with peace, war will arise, At Easter in the temple abysses opened. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The unfetter'd clouds, and region of the Heavens, Tumult and peace, the darkness and the light Were all like workings of one mind, the features Of the same face, blossoms upon one tree, Characters of the great Apocalypse, The types and symbols of Eternity, Of first and last, and midst, and without end. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world. 
Author: Ralph Bunche
Nationality: American
b. 7 August 1903  - d. 9 December 1971
  
 The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt. 
Author: Jesse Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1941
  
 The world is more peaceful and more free under my leadership. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Then the great empire of the Antichrist will begin where Attila and Xerxes descended - in numbers great and countless, so many that the coming of the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the 48th degree will make a transmigration, driving out the abomination of the Antichrist [who is] making war against the Royal who will be the great Vicar of Jesus Christ, and against his Church, and his reign for a time and to the end of time. And this will be preceded by a solar eclipse more dark than any since the creation of the world ..., and there shall be in the month of October some great movement and transference and it will be such that one will think that the Earth has lost its natural movement, and that it will be plunged into the abyss of perpetual darkness; there will be initial omens in the spring, and extraordinary changes in rapid succession thereafter, reversals of kingdoms and mighty earthquakes, with the increase of the new Babylon ..., augmented by the abomination of the first Holocaust, and it will last no less than 73 years and 7 months ...' And then great peace will be established, union and concord between the children of the frontiers who have been gathered and separated by diverse reigns ... 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war; it's to be prepared for peace. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 There is a wonderful law of nature that the three things we crave most- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind- are always attained by giving them to someone else. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 There is no more dangerous misconception than this which misconstrues the arms race as the cause rather than a symptom of the tensions and divisions which threaten nuclear war. If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament-disarmament follows peace. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. 
Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Nationality: American
b. 08 July 1926  - d. 24 August 2004
  
 There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world - its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles. The more you understand, the more you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace. That's all there is to it. If an activity is not grounded in 'to love' or 'to learn,' it does not have value. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 There was never a good war, or a bad peace. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 There was no word of hero in his plan; Verse should have been his love and peace his trade, But history turned him to a partisan. 
Author: John Manifold
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 April 1915  - d. 19 April 1985
  
 There will be peace, union and change, Estates and offices low are high, those high made very low: To prepare for a journey torments the first offspring, War to cease, civil processes, debates.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 There's but a twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war. 
Author: Samuel Butler
Nationality: English
b. 4 December 1835  - d. 18 June 1902
  
 They create desolation, and call it peace. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 They say that the Soviet delegates smile. That smile is genuine. It is not artificial. We wish to live in peace, tranquility. But if anyone believes that our smiles involve abandonment of the teaching of Marx, Engels and Lenin he deceives himself poorly. Those who wait for that must wait until a shrimp learns to whistle. 
Author: Nikita Khrushchev
Nationality: Russian
b. 17 April 1894  - d. 11 September 1971
  
 This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. That's what we were certain of. ... You see, even though it's an uncertain world, we're certain of some things. We're certain that even though the 'evil empire' may have passed, evil still remains. We're certain there are people that can't stand what America stands for. ... We're certain there are madmen in this world, and there's terror, and there's missiles and I'm certain of this, too: I'm certain to maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and I'm certain that under this administration, morale in the military is dangerously low. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 This is the sublime and refined point of felicity, called, the possession of being well deceived; the serene peaceful state of being a fool among knaves. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 To look fearlessly upon life; to accept the laws of nature, not with meek resignation, but as her sons and daughters, who dare to search and question; to have peace and confidence within our souls - these are the beliefs that make for happiness. 
Author: Count Maeterlinck Maurice Polydore Maeterlinck
Nationality: Belgian
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1949
  
 True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow. 
Author: Edward Hoagland
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1932
  
 Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living. 
Author: Josiah Royce
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1855  - d. 14 September 1916
  
 Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 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. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. 
Author: Thomas Mann
Nationality: German
b. 06 June 1875  - d. 12 August 1955
  
 War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands. 
Author: Beilby Porteus
Nationality: English
b. 8 May 1731  - d. 13 May 1808
  
 War lays a burden on the reeling state, And peace does nothing to relieve the weight. 
Author: William Cowper
Nationality: English
b. 26 November 1731  - d. 25 April 1800
  
 War leads to peace. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 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. 
Author: Jimmy Carter
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1924
  
 Wars are to be undertaken in order that it may be possible to live in peace without molestation. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Wars occur because people prepare for conflict, rather than for peace. 
Author: Trygve Halvdan Lie
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 16 July 1896  - d. 30 December 1968
  
 We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 We have forgotten the gracious hand which has preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving Grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 We have no quarrel with the German people, except that they allow themselves to be governed by a Nazi Government. As long as that Government exists and pursues the methods it has so persistently followed during the last two years, there will be no peace in Europe. We shall merely pass from one crisis to another, and see one country after another attacked by methods which have now become familiar to us in their sickening technique. We are resolved that these methods must come to an end. If out of the struggle we again re- establish in the world the rules of good faith and the renunciation of force, why, then even the sacrifices that will be entailed upon us will find their fullest justification.  
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 We love peace, as we abhor pusillanimity; but not peace at any price. 
Author: Douglas William Jerrold
Nationality: English
b. 03 January 1803  - d. 08 June 1857
  
 We make war that we may live in peace. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. 
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Nationality: Russian
b. 29 January 1860  - d. 15 July 1904
  
 We will consult, but let there be no misunderstanding: if Saddam Hussein does not fully disarm for the safety of our people, and for the peace of the world, we will lead a coalition to disarm him. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 We're a peaceful people. We have no intention of invading North Korea. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 'Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep;for not all tears are an evil.' 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 What a mess we are in now - peace has been declared. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Whatever foster militarism makes for barbarism; whatever fosters peace makes for civilisation. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. 
Author: Jimi Hendrix
Nationality: African-American
b. 27 January 1942  - d. 18 September 1970
  
 When the war process breaks down, peace will be imminent. 
Author: Robert B. Mackay
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1950
  
 Where a government has come into power through some form of popular vote, fraudulent or not, and maintains at least an appearance of constitutional legality, the guerrilla outbreak cannot be promoted, since the possibilities of peaceful struggle have not yet been exhausted. 
Author: Che Guevara
Nationality: Argentinean
b. 14 June 1928  - d. 910 December 1967
  
 Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. 
Author: St. Francis of Assisi
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1182  - d.  December 1226
  
 While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. 
Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Nationality: English
b. 26 May 1689  - d. 21 August 1762
  
 Women's liberationists spread the word that... the only peaceful family is one in which either the wife is enslaved or the husband is androgynous. 
Author: R. Emmett Tyell
Nationality: English   
 Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor - it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace. 
Author: Gifford Pinchot
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1865  - d. 4 October 1946
  
 You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. 
Author: Malcolm X
Nationality: American
b. 19 May 1925  - d. 21 February 1965
  
 You may either win your peace or buy it; win it by resistance to evil; Buy it by compromise with evil. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 You need only a show of war to have peace. 
Author: Livy
Nationality: Roman
b. December 59  - d.  December 17
  
 Your 'if' is the only peace-maker; much virtue in 'if'. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.  
Author: Etty Hillesum
Nationality: Dutch
b. 15 January 1914  - d. 30 November 1943
  
 War is hell, and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.  
Author: Ian Hay
Nationality: English
b. 17 April 1876  - d. 22 September 1952
  
 We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace? 
Author: James Ramsay MacDonald
Nationality: British
b. December 1866  - d.  December 1937
  
 Your Honors will find in the old books concerning the office of a justice of the peace precedents of general warrants to search suspected houses. 
Author: James Otis
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1725  - d. 23 May 1783
  
 We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. 
Author: Joseph Roux
Nationality: French
b. December 1834  - d.  December 1886
  
 The fidelity of the United States to security treaties is not just an empty matter. It is a pillar of peace in the world. 
Author: Dean Rusk
Nationality: American
b. 9 February 1909  - d. 20 December 1946
  
 We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Peace is its own reward. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice. 
Author: Lin Yutang
Nationality: Chinese
b. 10 October 1895  - d. 26 March 1976
  
 My different personalities leave me in peace now. 
Author: Anna Freud
Nationality: Viennese
b. 03 December 1895  - d. 09 October 1982
  
 This tribe, the Delawares, once the peaceful allies of William Penn, the tributaries of the conquering Iroquois, are now the most adventurous and dreaded warriors upon the prairies.  
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 The law of nations is naturally founded on this principle, that different nations ought in time of peace to do one another all the good they can, and in time of war as little injury as possible, without prejudicing their real interests. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 I fought for peace in the fifties. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war - faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 I've got to have a place where I can find peace of mind. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding. 
Author: Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi
Nationality: American
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1986
  
 The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity. 
Author: Paul Theroux
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1941
  
 I arrived at Green Peace. Two children whom I should not have recognized as mine ran out to meet me. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 When I'm working I need to be left in peace. 
Author: Paul Cezanne
Nationality: French
b. 19 January 1839  - d. 22 October 1906
  
 What is needed is a move beyond tradition, nothing less than a reform movement to bring the core concepts of Islam into the modern age, a Muslim Islamic Reformation to combat not only the jihadist ideologues but also the dusty, stifling seminaries of the traditionalists, throwing open the windows to let in much-needed fresh air. It is high time, for starters, that Muslims were able to study the revelation of their religion as an event inside history, not supernaturally above it. Broad-mindedness is related to tolerance; open-mindedness is the sibling of peace. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 When I say I do, the justice of the peace replies, 'I know, I know...' 
Author: Mickey Rooney
Nationality: American
b. 23 September 1920
  
 War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously. 
Author: Andre Malraux
Nationality: French
b. 3 November 1901  - d. 23 November 1976
  
 What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny. 
Author: William Rounseville Alger
Nationality: American
b. December 1822  - d.  December 1905
  
 I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace. 
Author: François Rabelais
Nationality: French
b. December 1494  - d. 9 April 1553
  
 There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 And before you leave the market place, see that no one has gone his way with empty hands. For the master spirit of the earth shall not sleep peacefully upon the wind till the needs of the least of you are satisfied. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 Peace begins with a smile. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 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. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war. 
Author: Henry van Dyke
Nationality: American
b. December 1852  - d.  December 1933
  
 Peace at home, peace in the world. 
Author: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Nationality: Turkish
b. December 1881  - d. 10 November 1938
  
 Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living. 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 My only desire is that all of our Party and people, closely united in struggle, construct a peaceful, unified, independent, democratic and prosperous, and make a valiant contribution to the world Revolution. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 The wise man - if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 We preserve the so-called peace of our community by deeds of petty violence every day. Look at the policeman's billy and handcuffs! Look at the jail! Look at the gallows! Look at the chaplain of the regiment! We are hoping only to live safely on the outskirts of this provisional army. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You're perfectly valuable, creative wothwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self-acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind. 
Author: Saint Francis de Sales
Nationality: French
b. 21 August 1567  - d. 28 December 1622
  
 Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. 
Author: Saint Francis de Sales
Nationality: French
b. 21 August 1567  - d. 28 December 1622
  
 A peaceful man does more good than a learned one 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.  
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 They may call me a sinner, but I am at peace with myself. 
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 My number one goal is peace of mind. 
Author: Wally Amos
Nationality: American
b. 1 July 1936
  
 Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible. 
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Nationality: English
b. 26 December 1874  - d. 7 October 1967
  
 Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.  
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 The West as a whole in the early 1990s become obsessed with a 'peace dividend' that would be spent over and over again on any number of soft-hearted and sometimes soft-headed causes. Politicians forget that the only real peace dividend is peace. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Not even the US can impose peace: it has to be genuinely accepted by both parties involved. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Israel must never be expected to jeopardize her security: if she was ever foolish enough to do so, and then suffered for it, the backlash against both honest brokers and Palestinians would be immense - 'land for peace' must also bring peace. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 It is better we disintegrate in peace and not in pieces. 
Author: Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
Nationality: Nigerian
b. 16 November 1904  - d. 11 May 1996
  
 Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace. 
Author: Alexis Carrel
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1873  - d. 5 November 1944
  
 Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 Also I can't bear atmosphere - another typically Pisces characteristics - and spend most of my time trying to keep the peace. 
Author: Jilly Cooper
Nationality: English
b. 21 February 1937
  
 The only peace is being out of earshot. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and the barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Are ideals confined to this deformed experiment upon a noble purpose, tainted, as it is, with bargains and tied to a peace treaty which might have been disposed of long ago to the great benefit of the world if it had not been compelled to carry this rider on its back?  
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 Our ideal is to make her ever stronger and better and finer, because in that way alone, as we believe, can she be of the greatest service to the world's peace and to the welfare of mankind. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes. 
Author: Cindy Crawford
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1966
  
 How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated? 
Author: Robert Anthony Plant
Nationality: English
b. 20 August 1948
  
 Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood! 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 What is very enlightening for me right now is that I sense that I'm arriving at a place of peace with my writing that I've never experienced before. 
Author: David Bowie
Nationality: English
b. 8 January 1947
  
 Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else. Songs like "Let Me Rest on a Peaceful Mountain" or "I Saw the Light" - that's my religion. I don't adhere to rabbis, preachers, evangelists, all of that. I've learned more from the songs than I've learned from any of this kind of entity. The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it. 
Author: John Paul Jones
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1747  - d. 18 July 1792
  
 May there be, in our time, at long last, a world at peace in which we, the people, may for once begin to make full use of the great good that is in us. 
Author: Ralph Bunche
Nationality: American
b. 7 August 1903  - d. 9 December 1971
  
 He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.  
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. 
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. 
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace. 
Author: Julien Benda
Nationality: French
b. 26 December 1867  - d. 7 June 1956
  
 This ev'nin' I was sittin' wiv Doreen, Peaceful an' 'appy wiv the day's work done, Watchin', be'ind the orchard's bonzer green, The flamin' wonder of the settin' sun. Another day gone by; another night Creepin' along to douse Day's golden light; Another dawning when the night is gone, To live an' love - an' so life mooches on. 
Author: C. J. Dennis
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 September 1876  - d. 22 June 1938
  
 1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing. 6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. 7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. 8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 9. MODERATION. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. 10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation. 11. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. 12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation. 13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man's original savage nature. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 Nobody knows through how many thousands of years fighting men have made a place for themselves while the weak and peaceable have gone to the wall. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way. 
Author: Anthony Eden
Nationality: British
b. 12 June 1897  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 A non-violent army acts unlike armed men, as well in times of peace as in times of disturbances. Theirs will be the duty of bringing warring communities together, carrying peace propaganda, engaging in activities that would bring and keep them in touch with every single person in their parish or division. Such an army should be ready to cope with any emergency, and in order to still the frenzy of mobs should risk their lives in numbers sufficient for that purpose. Satyagraha - truth-force - brigades can be organized in every village and every block of buildings in the cities. If the non-violent society is attacked from without there are two ways open to non-violence. To yield possession, but non-cooperate with the aggressor, prefer death to submission. The second way would be non-violent resistance by the people who have been trained in the non-violent way. The unexpected spectacle of endless rows upon rows of men and women simply dying rather than surrender to the will of an aggressor must ultimately melt him and his soldiery. A nation or group which has made non-violence its final policy cannot be subjected to slavery even by the atom bomb. The level of non-violence in that nation, if that even happily comes to pass, will naturally have risen so high as to command universal respect. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Only part of us is sane: only part of us loves pleasure and the longer day of happiness, wants to live to our nineties and die in peace, in a house that we built, that shall shelter those who come after us. The other half of us is nearly mad. It prefers the disagreeable to the agreeable, loves pain and its darker night despair, and wants to die in a catastrophe that will set back life to its beginnings and leave nothing of our house save its blackened foundations. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game. 
Author: Greta Garbo
Nationality: American
b. December 1905  - d.  December 1990
  
 In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace. 
Author: Ben Hecht
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1894  - d. 18 April 1964
  
 Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand! 
Author: Daniel Boone
Nationality: American
b. 22 October 1734  - d. 26 September 1820
  
 Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 When I am dead and over me bright April Shakes out her rain-drenched hair, Though you should lean above me broken-hearted, I shall not care. I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful When rain bends down the bough, And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted Than you are now. 
Author: Sara Teasdale
Nationality: American
b. 8 August 1884  - d. 29 January 1933
  
 Thirteen virtues: 1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing. 6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. 7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. 8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 9. MODERATION. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. 10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation. 11. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. 12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation. 13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 People always make war when they say they love peace. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question. 
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 April 1889  - d. 29 April 1951
  
 In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor
Nationality: English
b. 21 April 1926
  
 Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace. Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world. Amen. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 Fill you mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 We receive His peace when we ask Him for it. We keep His peace by extending it to others. Those are the keys and there are no others. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace. 
Author: Edward Lear
Nationality: English
b. 12 May 1812  - d. 29 January 1888
  
 I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. 
Author: Georges Bernanos
Nationality: French
b. 21 February 1888  - d. 5 June 1948
  
 We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world; and already that godliness is it, which let us love and foster peace. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 Since the narrower or wider community of the peoples of the earth has developed so far that a violation of rights in one place is felt throughout the world, the idea of a cosmopolitan right is not fantastical, high-flown or exaggerated notion. It is a complement to the unwritten code of the civil and international law, necessary for the public rights of mankind in general and thus for the realization of perpetual peace. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 The universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 I have traveled a long road from the battlefield to the peace table. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 Let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace. 
Author: Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux
Nationality: French
b. December 1636  - d.  December 1711
  
 They have not wanted peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war - as though the absence of war was the same as peace. 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict. 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 I hate to be a kicker, I always long for peace, But the wheel that does the squeaking, Is the one that gets the grease. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 Peace is obtained by war. 
Author: Cornelius Nepos
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 25
  
 In view of the increasingly critical situation I propose to come over at once to see you with a view to trying to find a peaceful solution. I propose to come across by air and am ready to start tommorrow. Please indicate earliest time at which you can see me and suggest place of meeting. I should be grateful for a very early reply. 
Author: William Lawrence Shirer
Nationality: American
b. 23 February 1904  - d. 28 December 1993
  
 A bad peace is even worse than war. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.  
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 As our President, President Bush, has said, it is not the people of Iraq we are at war with. It is some of the people in that regime. Pray for peace in the middle east, a just peace. 
Author: Billy Graham
Nationality: American
b. 7 November 1918
  
 There come times when we have to fight for peace. 
Author: Billy Graham
Nationality: American
b. 7 November 1918
  
 It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 We will not have peace by afterthought. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 Peace is produced by war. 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England's peace by making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her. 
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 And I have lived since - as you have - in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.  
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 But while we all pray for peace, we do not always, as free citizens, support the policies that make for peace or reject those which do not. We want our own kind of peace, brought about in our own way. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award.  
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 It is already difficult to realize that a mere twenty years ago poverty was taken almost for granted over most of the earth's surface.It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Our problem, then, so easy to state, so hard to solve, is how to bring about a creative peace and a security which will have a strong foundation. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than, I should think, at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words, for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace. 
Author: U. Thant
Nationality: Burmese
b. 22 January 1909  - d. 25 November 1974
  
 I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death, and yet, I think this cruelty will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again. 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 England needs, examples of people who, leaving Heaven to decide whether they are to rise in the world, decide for themselves that they will be happy in it, and have resolved to seek, not greater wealth, but simpler pleasures; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity; making the first of possessions self-possession, and honouring themselves in the harmless pride and calm pursuits of peace. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 After wars peace, after peace, another war. Every day men are born and others die. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 As for my views on Israel, they have changed. With the Intifada, I came to believe that Israel's survival now mandated a homeland, a flag, and a nation of their own for the Palestinian people. A friend I made in Israel at the end of the Six Day War, Yitzhak Rabin, reached the same conclusion at the same time. For attempting to negotiate peace with Arafat, Rabin, too, was called an anti-Semite and Nazi, and was murdered in that climate of hatred. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The Israeli people are America's friends and have a right to peace and secure borders. We should help them secure these rights. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 There is no proof to substantiate Bush's claim Syria was behind Hezbollah's capture of the Israeli soldiers, and those "whispering in his ear" are the same people who told him Iraq was maybe months away from an atom bomb, that an invasion would be a 'cakewalk,' that he would be Churchill, that U.S. troops would be greeted with candy and flowers, that democracy would break out across the region, that Palestinians and Israelis would then sit down and make peace? How much must America pay for the education of this man? 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Peace is liberty in tranquillity. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The memory of war weighs undiminished upon the people's minds. That is because deeper than material wounds, moral wounds are smarting, inflicted by the so-called peace treaties. Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience. The Versailles Dictate cannot be an eternal document, because not only its economic, but also its spiritual and moral premises are wrong. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 How to create new possibilities for ordinary living? What can be done to bring out the latent capacities of the ordinary man and woman for understanding and enjoyment; to teach people the techniques of achieving spiritual experience, after all, one can acquire the technique of dancing or tennis, so why not of mystical ecstasy or spiritual peace?; to develop native talent and intelligence in the growing child, Instead of frustrating or distorting them? 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Much has been said of Mahomet's propagating his Religion by the sword. It is no doubt far nobler what we have to boast of the Christian Religion, that it propagated itself peaceably in the way of preaching and conviction. Yet withal, if we take this for an argument of the truth or falsehood of a religion, there is a radical mistake in it. The sword indeed: but where will you get your sword! Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one. In one man's head alone, there it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it; there is one man against all men. That he take a sword, and try to propagate with that, will do little for him. You must first get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can. We do not find, of the Christian Religion either, that it always disdained the sword, when once it had got one. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 I teach self-reliance, the world's most subversive practice. I teach people how to grow their own food, which is shockingly subversive. So, yes, it's seditious. But it's peaceful sedition. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 A full belly to the labourer was, in my opinion, the foundation of public morals and the only source of real public peace 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character than the native warrior of North America. In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 With the cry I wake - and around me The mother and child at her feet Breathe peace in even whispers; And the night falls heavy and sweet. 
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Nationality: British
b. 28 September 1824  - d. 24 October 1897
  
 World peace could be a possibility, if it weren't for all those damned foreigners! 
Collaboration: The Goon Show
Nationality: English  - d.  December 1960   
 'This is the place of my song-dream, the place the music played to me,' whispered the Rat, as if in a trance. 'Here, in this holy place, here if anywhere, surely we shall find Him!' Then suddenly the Mole felt a great Awe fall upon him, an awe that turned his muscles to water, bowed his head, and rooted his feet to the ground. It was no panic terror - indeed he felt wonderfully at peace and happy - but it was an awe that smote and held him and, without seeing, he knew it could only mean that some august Presence was very, very near. With difficulty he turned to look for his friend and saw him at his side cowed, stricken, and trembling violently. And still there was utter silence in the populous bird-haunted branches around them; and still the light grew and grew. 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 Perhaps he would never have dared to raise his eyes, but that, though the piping was now hushed, the call and the summons seemed still dominant and imperious. He might not refuse, were Death himself waiting to strike him instantly, once he had looked with mortal eye on things rightly kept hidden. Trembling he obeyed, and raised his humble head; and then, in that utter clearness of the imminent dawn, while Nature, flushed with fullness of incredible colour, seemed to hold her breath for the event, he looked in the very eyes of the Friend and Helper; saw the backward sweep of the curved horns, gleaming in the growing daylight; saw the stern, hooked nose between the kindly eyes that were looking down on them humourously, while the bearded mouth broke into a half-smile at the corners; saw the rippling muscles on the arm that lay across the broad chest, the long supple hand still holding the pan-pipes only just fallen away from the parted lips; saw the splendid curves of the shaggy limbs disposed in majestic ease on the sward; saw, last of all, nestling between his very hooves, sleeping soundly in entire peace and contentment, the little, round, podgy, childish form of the baby otter. All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered. 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 Adultery is a meanness and a stealing, a taking away from someone what should be theirs, a great selfishness, and surrounded and guarded by lies lest it should be found out. And out of meanness and selfishness and lying, flow love and joy and peace beyond anything that can be imagined. 
Author: Rose Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 1 August 1895  - d. 30 October 1958
  
 Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. 
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1898  - d. 24 December 1993
  
 But take comfort in that I die at peace with the world and myself - not afraid. 
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Nationality: English
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1912
  
 If your object is to secure liberty, you must learn to do without authority and compulsion. If you intend to live in peace and harmony with your fellow-men, you and they should cultivate brotherhood and respect for each other. If you want to work together with them for your mutual benefit, you must practice cooperation. The social revolution means much more than the reorganization of conditions only: it means the establishment of new human values and social relationships, a changed attitude of man to man, as of one free and independent to his equal; it means a different spirit in individual and collective life, and that spirit cannot be born overnight. It is a spirit to be cultivated, to be nurtured and reared, as the most delicate flower it is, for indeed it is the flower of a new and beautiful existence. 
Author: Alexander Berkman
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1870  - d. 28 June 1936
  
 For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 I want to say a simple thing, that the dividing line exists not between Jordan and Israel, but between the proponents of peace and the opponents of peace. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 It would behoove the world to become used to this fact: that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy, there can be no stable peace in the Middle East. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 The link between peace and stability on the one hand, and social and economic growth on the other, is dialectic. Peace, poverty, and backwardness cannot mix in one region. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 Under the auspices of peace, our comprehensive renaissance will be built, and it will be a model for those who wish to emulate it in the greater Arab homeland. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian model' that might also inspire others in our region. I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people and the shield of generations to come. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 We believe that peace is not just signed papers, but rather a contract between generations for the building of a more promising and less threatening future. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 What does a man seek in this world? A position, or a throne? Man seeks peace of mind and the fear of Almighty God. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 Without peace and without the overwhelming majority of people that believe in peace defending it, working for it, believing in it, security can never really be a reality. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil - you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself.  
Author: Dan Barker
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1949
  
 Saddam liquidates the communists, Moscow flirts even more with him; he gases the Kurds, it is not held against him; he eliminates the religious cadres, the whole of Islam makes peace with him. Even the 100,000 dead will only have been the final decoy that Saddam will have sacrificed, the blood money paid in forfeit according to a calculated equivalence, in order to conserve his power. What is worse is that these dead still serve as an alibi for those who do not want to have been excited for nothing: at least these dead will prove this war was indeed a war and not a shameful and pointless hoax . 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling. 
Author: Pierre Bayle
Nationality: French
b. 18 November 1647  - d. 28 December 1706
  
 Anything worse than what I do, without knowing what, or why, I have never been able to conceive, and that doesn't surprise me, for I never tried. For had I been able to conceive something worse than what I had I would have known no peace until I got it, if I know anything about myself. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 To know nothing is nothing, not to want to know anything likewise, but to be beyond knowing anything, to know you are beyond knowing anything, that is when peace enters in, to the soul of the incurious seeker. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 What they were most determined for me to swallow was my fellow creatures. In this they were without mercy. I remember little or nothing of these lectures. I cannot have understood a great deal. But I seem to have retained certain descriptions, in spite of myself. They gave me courses on love, on intelligence, most precious, most precious. They also taught me to count, and even to reason. Some of this rubbish has come in handy on occasions, I don't deny it, on occasions which would never have arisen if they had left me in peace. I use it still, to scratch my arse with. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 What a joy to know where one is, and where one will stay, without being there. Nothing to do but stretch out comfortably on the rack, in the blissful knowledge you are nobody for all eternity. A pity I should have to give tongue at the same time, it prevents it from bleeding in peace, licking the lips. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely. 
Author: Ugo Betti
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 February 1892  - d. 9 June 1953
  
 Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. 
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1898  - d. 24 December 1993
  
 Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you'll have more success than you could possibly have imagined 
Author: Roger Caras
Nationality: American   
 If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and aeroplanes. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 I found criminal clients easy and matrimonial clients hard. Matrimonial clients hate each other so much and use their children to hurt each other in beastly ways. Murderers have usually killed the one person in the world that was bugging them and they're usually quite peaceful and agreeable. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading. 
Author: Thomas Hardy
Nationality: English
b. 02 June 1840  - d. 11 January 1928
  
 Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence - against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people. And I think the time has come for us to consider, in the light of our experiences at this day at home, whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 We speak here of the challenge of the dichotomies of war and peace, violence and non-violence, racism and human dignity, oppression and repression and liberty and human rights, poverty and freedom from want. We stand here today as nothing more than a representative of the millions of our people who dared to rise up against a social system whose very essence is war, violence, racism, oppression, repression and the impoverishment of an entire people. I am also here today as a representative of the millions of people across the globe, the anti-apartheid movement, the governments and organisations that joined with us, not to fight against South Africa as a country or any of its peoples, but to oppose an inhuman system and sue for a speedy end to the apartheid crime against humanity. These countless human beings, both inside and outside our country, had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice, without seeking selfish gain. They recognised that an injury to one is an injury to all and therefore acted together in defense of justice and a common human decency. Because of their courage and persistence for many years, we can, today, even set the dates when all humanity will join together to celebrate one of the outstanding human victories of our century. When that moment comes, we shall, together, rejoice in a common victory over racism, apartheid and white minority rule. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 That triumph will finally bring to a close a history of five hundred years of African colonisation that began with the establishment of the Portuguese empire. Thus, it will mark a great step forward in history and also serve as a common pledge of the peoples of the world to fight racism, wherever it occurs and whatever guise it assumes. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 We do not believe that this Nobel Peace Prize is intended as a commendation for matters that have happened and passed. We hear the voices which say that it is an appeal from all those, throughout the universe, who sought an end to the system of apartheid. We understand their call, that we devote what remains of our lives to the use of our country's unique and painful experience to demonstrate, in practice, that the normal condition for human existence is democracy, justice, peace, non-racism, non-sexism, prosperity for everybody, a healthy environment and equality and solidarity among the peoples. Moved by that appeal and inspired by the eminence you have thrust upon us, we undertake that we too will do what we can to contribute to the renewal of our world so that none should, in future, be described as the "wretched of the earth". 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Tomorrow, the entire ANC leadership and I will be back at our desks. We are rolling up our sleeves to begin tackling the problems our country faces. We ask you all to join us - go back to your jobs in the morning. Let's get South Africa working. For we must, together and without delay, begin to build a better life for all South Africans. This means creating jobs building houses, providing education and bringing peace and security for all. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace. We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity - a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 A man does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards, but when I was notified that I had won the 1993 Nobel peace prize jointly with Mr. F.W. de Klerk, I was deeply moved. The Nobel Peace Prize had a special meaning for me because of its involvement with South Africa... The award was a tribute to all South Africans, and especially to those who fought in the struggle; I would accept it on their behalf. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 A great measure of world poverty today and African poverty in particular is due to the continuing dependence on foreign markets for manufactured goods, which undermines domestic production and dams up domestic skills, apart from piling up unmanageable foreign debts. Gandhi's insistence on self-sufficiency is a basic economic principle that, if followed today, could contribute significantly to alleviating Third World poverty and stimulating development. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. But the problems are such that for anybody with a conscience who can use whatever influence he may have to try to bring about peace, it's difficult to say no. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 That was one of the things that worried me - to be raised to the position of a semi-god - because then you are no longer a human being. I wanted to be known as Mandela, a man with weaknesses, some of which are fundamental, and a man who is committed, but, nevertheless, sometimes fails to live up to expectations. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.  
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. 
Author: Charles Bukowski
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1920  - d. 09 March 1994
  




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