Quotes About Peace

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

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.  ~Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace.  ~James Conrad

The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs.  The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.  ~William J. Clinton, 1997

The pacifist’s task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.  ~Vera Brittain, 1964

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.  ~Attributed to both Golda Meirand Indira Gandhi

Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us:  avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride.  If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.  ~Francesco Petrarch

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.  ~John Andrew Holmes, Wisdom in Small Doses

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.  ~Mahatma Gandhi

There is one armor that the world of men and women, as a world, has never yet put on.  The churches have long bungled with its fastenings, but the world has gone unfended, and few have been those in whose hands the mystical sword of the spirit has shone with daily use.  This armor, waiting to be worn, is the armor of brotherhood and sacrifice, the world of unselfishness, a conquering sword, with the power, where used, to unite the world in love.  And there are none who may not put it on.  ~M.A. DeWolfe Howe

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.  ~Dwight Eisenhower

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

Right is more precious than peace.  ~Woodrow Wilson


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