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Peace Quotes

Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surrounding and circumstances are of comparatively little account. Hannah Whitall Smith
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. Dwight D. Eisenhower
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! Patrick Henry
There are two ways of resisting war: the legal way and the revolutionary way. The legal way involves the offer of alternatinve service not as a privilege for a few but as a right for all. The revolutionary view involves an uncompromising resistance, with a view to breaking the power of militarism in time of peace or the resources of the state in time of war. Albert Einstein
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. Woodrow Wilson, Speech to Congress, Apr. 2, 1917
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way. Julius K. Nyerere
There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. Mahatma Gandhi, "Non-Violence in Peace and War"
The issues are the same. We wanted peace on earth, love, and understanding between everyone around the world. We have learned that change comes slowly. Paul McCartney, The Observer (1987)
Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best. Napoleon Hill
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. E. H. Chapin
Has not peace honours and glories of her own unattended by the dangers of war Hermocrates of Syracuse
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. Ronald Reagan
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. Helen Keller
All we are saying is give peace a chance. John Lennon
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy. Unknown
On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved. Mark Twain
Find peace in where and what you are. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon
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. Ralph Waldo Emerson
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. T. S. Eliot, Quoted in the May, 24 edition of "The Montreal Gazette"
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. Pope John XXIII
( quotes are updated each month )