Peace quotes

  • We now to peace and darkness And earth and thee restore Thy creature that thou madest And wilt cast forth no more.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Peace #Darkness #Earth

  • There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Peace #Way

  • We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Peace #War #Want

  • Violence begets violence by whomever used. War is a dirty business and entails the use of degrading means, whoever wages it.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Peace #War #Dirty

  • There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the establishment and nothing more corrupting.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Peace #Establishment #Making Peace

  • I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Peace #Military #War

  • Souls reconstructed with faith transform agony into peace.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Inspirational #Peace #Agony

  • Peace is not so much a political mandate as it is a shared state of consciousness that remains elevated and intact only to the degree that those who value it volunteer their existence as living examples of the same... Peace ends with the unraveling of individual hope and the emergence of the will to worship violence as a healer of private and social dis-ease.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Peace #Volunteer #Political

  • The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Peace #Fear #Passion

  • People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Inspirational #Peace #Memorable

  • Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Education #Peace #War

  • You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspirational #Basketball #Peace

  • Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Peace #War #Government

  • Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Love #Peace #Voting

  • Fondly do we hope, ferverently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Peace #War #Passing Away

  • Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Peace #Humor #Vaccines

  • Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Strength #Hope #Peace

  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Inspirational #Music #Peace

  • Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Peace #Justice #Investing

  • 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.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Peace #Journey #League

  • We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Love #Peace #Nature

  • Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Peace #Survival #Age

  • Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Peace #Strong #Struggle

  • Everlasting peace will come to the world when the last man has slain the last but one.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Peace #Men #Lasts

  • We must apply our humble efforts to the construction of a more just and humane world. And I want to declare emphatically: Such a world is possible. To create this new society, we must present outstretched and friendly hands, without hatred and rancor, even as we show great determination and never waver in the defense of truth and justice. Because we know that we cannot sow seeds with clenched fists. To sow we must open our hands.
    -- Adolfo Perez Esquivel

    #Peace #Determination #Humble

  • Nonviolence is absolute respect for each human being.
    -- Adolfo Perez Esquivel

    #Peace #Humans #Nonviolence

  • If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Peace #Ubuntu #People

  • In war, truth is the first casualty.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Peace #War #Fighting

  • Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
    -- Aesop

    #Peace #Fear #Healing

  • A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
    -- Aesop

    #Peace #Stress #Food

  • Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
    -- Aesop

    #Peace #War #Tyrants

  • One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Peace #War #Winning

  • We are tethered to our kind, and may as well join hands in the struggle.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Peace #Struggle #Hands

  • A world of vested interests is not a world which welcomes the disruptive force of candor.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Peace #World #Candor

  • My first meditation teacher told me that there is no such thing as a bad meditation. He was right. During the difficult meditations you build up your strength, which creates meditation for peace.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Strength #Teacher #Peace

  • 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.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Peace #Heart #Turtles

  • 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.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Peace #Doe #Honey

  • It doesn't take a military genius to see we'll all be crispy critters after World War III.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Peace #Military #War

  • The ideal weapons system is built in 435 congressional districts and it doesn't matter whether it works or not.
    -- Alain Enthoven

    #Peace #Weapons #Matter

  • When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Happiness #Peace #Laughter

  • Ask for peace first, and you will clearly see your next step.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Peace #Next Steps #Firsts

  • It is the oldest ironies that are still the most satisfying: man, when preparing for bloody war, will orate loudly and most eloquently in the name of peace.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Peace #War #Men

  • Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Inspiring #Peace #Stars

  • A feeling is not bottomless. once felt all the way through,a great peace greets you there
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Peace #Healing #Feelings

  • At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I'm being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Love #Spiritual #Peace

  • I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Love #Peace #Thinking

  • Let's grease the wheel over tea, let's discuss things in confidence. Let's be outspoken, let's be ridiculous, let's solve the world's problems.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Peace #Grease #Tea

  • Peace of mind for five minutes, that's what I crave.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Peace #Mind #Peace Of Mind

  • It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Wisdom #Peace #Jobs

  • The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Peace #War #Tyrants

  • Peace is the only battle worth waging.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Peace #Humanity #Battle

  • To be born to create, to love, to win at games is to be born to live in time of peace. But war teaches us to lose everything and become what we were not. It all becomes a question of style.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Peace #War #Winning

  • There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Peace #Heart #Lasting Love

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

    #Peace #War #Wonder

  • The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Peace #Integrity #Patriotic

  • The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Peace #Military #Men

  • Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Summer #Peace

  • It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Peace #War #Murder

  • The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Funny #Peace #Military

  • I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Peace #War

  • The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Life #Spiritual #Peace

  • We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Spiritual #Peace #War

  • He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Country #Peace #Mistake

  • "There's been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there's another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe."
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Peace #Age #Way

  • Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Peace #Giving Up #War

  • I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Peace #Military

  • Is it not better for a man to die for a cause in which he believes, such as peace, than to suffer for a cause in which he does not believe, such as war?
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Peace #War #Believe

  • Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Peace

  • Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Art #Peace #People

  • War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Peace #War #Victory

  • In the hearts of people today there is a deep longing for peace. When the true spirit of peace is thoroughly dominant, it becomes an inner experience with unlimited possibilities. Only when this really happens - when the spirit of peace awakens and takes possession of men's hearts, can humanity be saved from perishing.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Peace #Heart #Men

  • The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Loyalty #Peace #Firsts

  • Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Love #Life #Peace

  • It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.'
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Peace #Kindness #Advice

  • What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Peace #War #Men

  • Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Peace #Long #Hypocrisy

  • Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Peace #War #Lying

  • If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Peace #Heart #Humility

  • A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Peace #War #Historical

  • Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Peace #War #Lying

  • Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Peace #War #Lying

  • The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Peace #War #Civilization

  • Can it be that a generation of school children is growing up heedless of the simple truth that the Pentagon's centrla role for many years has been to buy weapons that don't work, against threats that don't exist?
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Peace #Growing Up #Children

  • Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Peace #Good Life #War

  • To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude, that the fiery and destructive passions of war, reign in the human breast, with much more powerful sway, than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Peace #Powerful #War

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Leadership #Peace #Business

  • All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Peace #War #Mean

  • No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Country #Peace #War

  • Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Peace #War #Knowing

  • To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Peace #War #Ubuntu

  • War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Peace #War #Mean

  • War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Peace #Brother #War

  • Peace is self-control at its widest-at the width where the "self" has been lost, and interest has been transferred to coordinations wider than personality.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Peace #Self #Personality

  • Just as a pool of water cannot reflect the sky overhead when it is restless and disturbed, so we can never get a perfect vision of the Divine, and show it to others when we are disturbed with human thoughts and personal problems. It is only when we are quite still and receptive that God can think His thoughts into us and use us for His purposes.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #God #Peace #Thinking

  • Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Peace #Kindness #Moments

  • When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row.
    -- Alice Paul

    #Peace #Women #Ubuntu

  • Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Leadership #Peace #Powerful

  • War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all. Peace will come wherever it is sincerely invited.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Peace #War #Giving

  • I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Peace #Thinking #Ubuntu

  • What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Peace #Ubuntu #Political