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

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of
the weapons of war.
Jimmy Carter

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave man to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The two words, peace and tranquility, are worth a thousand pieces of gold.
Chinese proverb

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

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

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

Peace holds within itself trust in the Lord, the trust that He governs all things and provides all
things, and that He leads towards an end that is good.
Emanuel Swedenborg

Peace is the only battle worth waging.
Albert Camus

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

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

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, it is our gift to each
other.
Elie Wiesel

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
George Carlin

It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Aristotle

Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of with his
neighbors.
Kin Hubbard

Peace is more than the absence of war. It is a tranquility of order, it is security, liberty -
religious, political and economic freedom. It is life with honor, life with the dignity of the
children of God.
Conrad Hilton

World peace could be a possibility... if it weren't for all those damned foreigners!
Spike Milligan

What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and
communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone
to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... peace can only come as a natural
consequence of universal enlightenment.
Nikola Tesla

He only finds peace who conquers himself, who strives, day by day, after greater
self-possession, greater self-control, greater calmness of mind.
James Allen

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

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
Henry van Dyke

Your inner growth is completely dependent upon the realization that the only way to find
peace and contentment is to stop thinking about yourself. You're ready to grow when you
finally realize that the "I" who is always talking inside will never be content.
Michael A. Singer

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

We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of
principles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but that
it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful
means.
Martin Luther King Jr.

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are
at the deepest level.
Eckhart Tolle

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein



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