Peace Quotes

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All we are saying is give peace a chance.

John Lennon

Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons buried their fathers, but in wars the fathers buried their sons.

Francis Bacon

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

Friedrich Schiller

Force is not a remedy.

John Bright

Man’s greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbours.

Elbert Hubbard

You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace.

Max Lerner

As peace is of all goodness, so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic of all misery.

John Donne

The triumph of justice is the only peace.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Peace is liberty in tranquillity. 

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Peace hath higher tests of manhood
Than battle ever knew.

John Greenleaf Whittier

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


There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which . is within the souls of men.

Black Elk

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

George Bernard Shaw

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter’s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

Yasser Arafat

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

With malice toward none, with charity for all, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in, …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln

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.

Thomas Merton

A warless world will come as men develop warless hearts. 

Charles Wesley Burns

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.

John Lennon

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Ronald Reagan

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

Thomas Fuller

If you want peace, work for justice.

Henry Louis Mencken

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

Dwight David Eisenhower

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

John F. Kennedy

In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain't they got no shame

Nikki Giovanni

One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.

David Borenstein

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world finally know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.

Cesar Chavez

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

Basil O’Connor

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

Helen Keller

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