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You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he
has his freedom.
Malcolm X

I have always been opposed even to the thought of fighting a "preventive war." There is
nothing more foolish than to think that war can be stopped by war. You don't "prevent"
anything by war except peace.
Harry Truman

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
Buddha

The motto of war is: "Let the strong survive; let the weak die." The motto of peace is:
"Let the strong help the weak to survive."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

To a man prepared for war, peace is assured.
Irish proverb

I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never
do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.
Mother Teresa

I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Steven Wright

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Dalai Lama

One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one's
soul.
William Somerset Maugham

Living in peace is better than living as a king.
African proverb, Hausa

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon

I have a hunch that if we leave the planning of world peace to women, we shall have it.
Lin Yutang

The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man or one party or one nation. It
must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Respect for the rights of others is peace.
Mexican proverb

The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of
the world. "Love thy neighbor as thyself." Christ, some of the great Jewish teachers, Buddha,
all preached it. Their followers forgot it. What is the trouble between capital and labor, what
is the trouble in many of our communities, but rather a universal forgetting that this teaching
is one of our first obligations.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

If you want peace, prepare for war.
English proverb

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he
becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela

Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the
advancement of humankind.
Daisaku Ikeda

In order to have peace we must want it, and not always doubt it.
Aristide Briand, Nobel peace prize winner

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of
soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can
come only to peaceful people.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet" deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold

Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and
educating people to behave more in a divine manner.
Carlos Santana

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
Desiderius Erasmus

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

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

In the whole round world of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.
Margaret E. Sangster

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

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