Peace Quotations - Page (1) 2 (3)

"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, 'Mother, what was war?' " - Eve Merriam

"Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings" -- Elie Weisel

"Both the (person) of science and the (person) of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

"You are never strong enough that you don't need help." -- Cesar Chavez

"Our upside down welfare state is socialism for the rich, free enterprise for the poor." -- William O. Douglas

"Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God." - The Bible: Matthew V

"Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead (people) to the dawn of eternal peace ." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"War is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate. Therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in the world. -- Lyndon Baines Johnson

"Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"We must love one another or die" -- W.H. Auden

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time:
the need for (people) to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is that climate in which (people) may be liberated from the hopelessness that imprisons (their) spirit". - Lyndon B. Johnson

"When you love you should not say, 'God is in my heart,' but rather, 'I am in the heart of God'. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course." --Kahlil Gibran

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today." -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"The years teach much which the days never knew." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I suggest that we are thieves in a way. If I take anything that I do not need for my own immediate use, and keep it, I thieve it from somebody else. ... Nature produces enough for our wants from day to day, and if only every-body took enough for himself and nothing more, there would be no pauperism in this world, there would be no man dying of starvation in this world. But so long as we have got this inequality, so long we are thieving." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always." -- Albert Schweitzer

"A long tongue shortens life." -- anon

"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet." - William Gibson

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow" -- unknown

"Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come." - Carl Sandburg

"It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human." - Will Rogers

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into a flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." - Albert Schweitzer

"Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave." - Baron Henry Peter Brougham

"A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity." - Buddha

"...when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!" - Bible Matthew 25:40

"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance." - Sir Claus Moser

"The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life." - Henry Ford

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." - Jesus

" What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise." - Barbara Jordon

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?" -- Rabbi Hillel

“Our true wealth is the good we do in this world. None of us has faith unless we desire for our neighbors what we desire for ourselves.” - Mohammed

"The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home." - Confucius

"The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die." -- President Herbert Clark Hoover

"Que la esclavitud se proscriba para siempre y lo mismo la distinción de castas, quedando todos iguales... (“May slavery be banished forever together with the distinction between castes, all remaining equal..." - Jose Maria Morelos y Pavón

"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount." - Gen. Omar N. Bradley

"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

"Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects." - Henry Ward Beecher

“Remember the stranger, as you yourself was once a stranger if a foreign land” -- traditional Jewish saying

"When a war breaks out, people say: 'It's too stupid, it can't last long.' But though a war may be 'too stupid,' that doesn't prevent its lasting." - Albert Camus

"The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger" - Sholom Aleichem

"Let me tell you what is coming. After the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives you may win (the Civil War), but I doubt it." - Gov. Sam Houston

“Not only do we have a right to know, we have a duty to know what our Government is doing in our name.” - Walter Cronkite

"War is not healthy for children and other living things." - Arlene Lorenzo

" Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army." - Edward Everett

“War is over - if you want it!”- John Lennon and Yoko Ono

"If the King's English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me!" - Texas Governor Ma Ferguson

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." -- Hamilton Wright Mabie

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." - James Bovard

“' You,' doesn't mean someone else and 'Feed the Hungry' wasn't just a suggestion." -- Anon

"The 'I' in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are 'we'." - Author unknown

“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 D. Eisenhower

"The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient. My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me." - Mahalia Jackson

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world" -- Unknown

“It isn't nice to block the doorway / It isn't nice to go to jail / There are nicer ways to do it / But the nice ways always fail." -- Malvina Reynolds

“The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.” - Lyndon B. Johnson

"It's an honor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, but it will be even better when we get the second cowgirl on the Supreme Court." - Sandra Day O'Conno

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world." -- Gen. Robert E. Lee

“Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is
jeweled balm for the battered spirit.” -
Ada Louise Huxtable

"The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?" -- Pablo Casals