War and peace quotes

War and peace quotes

War and peace quotes
War and peace quotes

War and peace quotes, aphorisms, ideas and thoughts about the dramatic difference between the effects of war and the desire of human kind for peace and love.

It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
Georges Clemenceau

The giving of blood is imbued with the psychology of peace, for it leaves its humanitarian mark in the hearts of those who give for their fellowman.
Red Cross Courier

No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American.
Edward Dahlberg

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Ian Hay

Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
A Course In Miracles

I am searching for that which every man seeks – peace and rest.
Dante Alighieri

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

All that a pacifist can undertake – but it is a very great deal – is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.
Vera Brittain

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
Martin Amis

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

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Marcus Aurelius

By now the cold war has turned into a hot peace, and people have already begun to sweat a lot.
Carl William Brown

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Marcus Aurelius

Gandhi quote on peace
Gandhi quote on peace

Right human relations is the only true peace.
Alice A. Bailey

When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father’s hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer.
William Barclay

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

The peace is won by accompanying God into the battle.
Eivind Josef Berggrav

For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.
Bhagavad Gita

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

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

When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?
Frank Borman

Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night; it’s spritely, waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible; a getter of more bastard children than war’s a destroyer of men.
William Shakespeare

We’ve learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
Omar Nelson Bradley

In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.
Swami Brahmananda

In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.
Swami Brahmananda

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

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

There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories.
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

Peace symbol
Peace symbol

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

It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
Georges Clemenceau

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

Peace is produced by war.
Pierre Corneille

We discovered that peace at any price is no peace at all… life at any price has no value whatever;… life is nothing without the privileges, the prides, the rights, the joys that make it worth living, and also worth giving.
Eve Curie

No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American.
Edward Dahlberg

The best thing to be happy would be to live in peace and harmony with our neighbor, but where this is not possible, rather than living as slaves, war, destruction and death are better.
Carl William Brown

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Moshe Dayan

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

A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

We have heard much of the phrase, “peace and friendship.” This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, “peace and friendship, in freedom.” This, I think, is America’s real message to the rest of the world.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Trust the actions and impulses of your soul-venture bravely and all is well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Carl William Brown
Carl William Brown

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

Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.
Robert Fulghum

Peace we want because there is another war to fight: against poverty and disease.
Indira Gandhi

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

In George Orwell’s 1984 novel, the Ministry of Truth is for telling lies and the Ministry of Peace, which is equivalent to our Ministry of Defense, is for waging war.
Carl William Brown

Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
Mahatma Gandhi

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.
Mahatma Gandhi

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Gersonides

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

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

In back of tranquility lies always conquered unhappiness.
David Grayson

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

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
Dag Hammarskjold

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.
Vaclav Havel

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.
Ian Hay

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

In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace.
Ben Hecht

One sword keeps another in the sheath.
George Herbert

There may be those on earth who dress better or eat better, but those who enjoy the peace of God sleep better.
Thomas L. Holdcroft

When you have a sound mind, you can do what’s necessary.
Evander Holyfield

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

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

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

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
John F. Kennedy

The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.
Hubert H. Humphrey

Peaceful nature
Peaceful nature

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Dean William R. Inge

Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.
Gerald G. Jampolsky

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Thomas Jefferson

It is obvious that in order to educate for peace, one must first know the true value of war.
Carl William Brown

Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
Douglas William Jerrold

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

To get Peace you must work for Justice.
John Paul VI

If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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.
Thomas a Kempis

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

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

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.
John F. Kennedy

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
John F. Kennedy

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.
John F. Kennedy

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

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Please, we can get along here.
Rodney King

Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
Martin J. Kohe

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
Fran Lebowitz

The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.
Henry Miller

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

War and peace aphorisms
War and peace aphorisms

If you want peace, prepare for war, in fact after wars generally there are always periods of peace.
Carl William Brown

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 be as one.
John Lennon

You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
John Lennon

Live and let live is the rule of common justice.
Sir Roger L’Estrange

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
Yutang, Lin

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets.
Abraham Lincoln

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
Georg Christoph Litchenberg

I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This is a sane, wholesome, practical, working faith: That it is a man’s business to do the will of God; second, that God himself takes on the care of that man; and third, that therefore that man ought never to be afraid of anything.
George MacDonald

As the birth of a country arises may all victory come through peace.
Todd D. Maddocks

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.
Sidney Madwed

War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
Zedong Mao

In a world filled with causes for worry and anxiety.. we need the peace of God standing guard over our hearts and minds.
Jerry W. McCant

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
William McKinley

Let the ideas clash but not the hearts.
C. C. Mehta

The fruit of peace is love and the fruit of love is forgiveness.
Mary of Mejugorje

One can always win a war, but how does one conquer peace?
Michael Holmboe Meyer

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
Henry Miller

Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.
John Milton

Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.
John Milton

War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
Marianne Moore

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
Mother Teresa

“Intelligence” and “military” are two words that together form such a paradoxical contrast that in comparison with it the values of war and peace are nothing but a naive identity between hate and love.
Carl William Brown

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

Euro fighters
Euro fighters

If the Nazis have really been guilty of the unspeakable crimes circumstantially imputed to them, then – let us make no mistake – pacifism is faced with a situation with which it cannot cope. The conventional pacifist conception of a reasonable or generous peace is irrelevant to this reality.
John Middleton Murry

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
Jawaharlal Nehru

What we need is a generation of peace.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Peace is no more than a dream as long as we need the comfort of the clan.
Peter Nicols

Nonviolence is the supreme law of life.
Indian Proverb

Peace with a club in hand is war.
Portuguese Proverb

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
Julius Kambarge Nyerere

Better to eat beans in peace than to eat meat in distress.
Guatemalan Proverb

The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.
Basil O’Connor

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.
Norman Vincent Peale

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.
Peace Pilgrim

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

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
Peace Pilgrim

World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it
Peace Pilgrim

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

If you want peace work for justice.
Pope Paul VI

I’ve got to have a place where I can find peace of mind.
Princess Diana

In one way or another, power almost always ends up degenerating and those who do not rebel against his vanity in times of peace cannot therefore be opposed to his stupidity in times of war.
Carl William Brown

There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires.
Marcel Proust

Do something at its right time, and peace will accompany it.
African Proverb

If you want to live in peace, you must not tell everything that you know, nor judge everything that you see.
Mexican Proverb

If a man would live in peace he should be blind, deaf, and dumb.
Turkish Proverb

If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being, we can do it.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Peace, like charity, begins at home.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another’s keeping.
Theodore Roosevelt

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
Theodore Roosevelt

This idea of weapons of mass exterminations utterly horrible and is something which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obey a government which is organizing a mass massacre of mankind.
Bertrand Russell

Peace is more precious than a piece of land.
Anwar Sadat

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

When the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is giving in a form each mind that seeks for it in honesty can understand.
Helen Schucman

There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
Rod Serling

A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.
William Shakespeare

The wise man… if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.
Samuel Smiles

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

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

To many men… the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.
George Steiner

Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
U. Thant

Peaceful ocean
Peaceful ocean

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

Peace is achieved by accepting the things you’re not willing to change and changing the things your not willing to accept.
Marilyn Suttle

They make a wilderness and call it peace.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
The Holy Bible Source: John 16.33

Seek peace, and pursue it.
The Holy Bible Source: Proverbs 34:14

The peace makers shall be called the children of God.
The Holy Bible

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

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

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

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
The Holy Bible Source: Psalms 34:14

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

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.
St. Theresa of Lisieux

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

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

I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
Harry S. Truman

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
Harry S. Truman

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

If you wish for peace be ready for war.
Author Unknown

Maintain peace with men, war with their vices.
Author Unknown

Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.
Author Unknown

Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.
Author Unknown

Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.
Author Unknown

Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
Author Unknown

The best way to end a war is not to begin it.
Author Unknown

Two things rob people of their peace of mind: work unfinished and work not yet begun.
Author Unknown

When we can’t find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere.
Author Unknown

When we are willing to make peace within ourselves, and peace with the environment in which we live and peace with each other and the animals we love and peace with the world so there are no wars, we will begin to understand how blessed we humans really are while we’re on this earth and among each other and the more we strive for this Peace on Earth the more we will leave Paradise behind for those that come after us.
Brenda Vaccaro

There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us, above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God.
Yoga Vasishtha

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
George Washington

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

Peace is not God’s gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other.
Elie Wiesel

Peace is our gift to each other.
Elie Wiesel

It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last.
Woodrow T. Wilson

There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect.
Woodrow T. Wilson

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
Virginia Woolf

Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.
Hubert Van Zeller

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