Peace Quotations - Page (1) (2) 3

"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me." -- Martin Niemoeller

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" -- M K Ghandhi

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit." -- Kahlil Gibran

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. " -- Cesar Chavez

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace" -- Helen Keller

"The truth shall make you free." -- The Bible, John 8:32

"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight." -- Horace

" What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from'." - Marilyn vos Savant

"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied...but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing" -- John Berger

"If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions." - Buddhist saying

"Only the educated are free." -- Epictetus

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” - Mahatma Gandhi

"I am a woman, hear me roar / In numbers too big to ignore, / And I know too much / To go back and pretend." -- Helen Reddy

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle" -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell" - Edward Abbey

"The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." -- Alfred Whitney

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Americans cannot achieve the ideals that we hold dear while killing innocent people around the world."
- Charlie Jackson

"Pray for all of those who kill and are killed, for both are victims of violence." - Charlie Jackson

"Upon three things the world is sustained: On
judgment (din) on truth (emeth) and on peace (shalom)." -
Shimon ben Gamliel

"The best thing we can do if we love our troops is to demand an immediate end to this war - and bring them home alive!" - Charlie Jackson

“A nation of sheep soon begets a government of wolves” - Edward R. Murrow

We risk living in a world where continuous military conflict, rather than peace, becomes the norm." - Charlie Jackson

"The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it." - Emile Zola

"For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked." -- Bill Cosby

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." - Kahlil Gibran

"Sympathy is no substitute for action." -- David Livingstone

“The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.” - George Orwell

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” - Jeannette Rankin

"This used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it." - George Hanson in Easy Rider (1969)

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

"Action is the antidote to despair. " - Joan Baez

“There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed." ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world." - Ceasar in George Bernard Shaw's, Caesar and Cleopatra

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." -- Will Rogers

“Governor, Satan called...he wants his weather back." -- Anon on FB

“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.” -
Reinhold Niebuhr

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry." -- Rita Rudner

"We'd like to build a highway for healing and unity." - Bill McCartney

"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber." -- Anon

“The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks, and gapes for drink again; The plants suck in the earth, and are, With constant drinking fresh and fair. ”- Abraham Cowley

"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." -- Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

"But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity." -- Herbert Butterfield

"Each head is a world." - South Texas proverb

"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked [on the Jericho Road] was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Money does not change men (or women), it only unmasks them" -- Mme. Riccoboni

"When we live at each other's mercy, we had better learn to be merciful" - William Sloan Coffin

"The task of art is enormous... Art should cause violence to be set aside. And it is only art that can accomplish this." - Leo Tolstoy

"What's the use of sending a $2 million missile into a $10 tent to hit a camel in the butt?" -- George W. Bush

“The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.” - Bill Cosby

"Poverty is the worst form of violence." - Mahatma Gandhi

"God and the devil are fighting for mastery, and the battlefield is the heart of man." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"As you see yourself, I once saw myself; as you see me now, you will be seen." -- Mexican Proverb

“Like a lamp, it [love] needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.” - Henry Ward Beecher

"Where is it written in the Constitution ... that you may take children from their parents and parents from their children, and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly and wickedness of the government may engage itself?" - Daniel Webster

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses." -- Ziggy

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” - Jane Howard

"How does one find good in a world with so much pain ....? The answer is not to try find 'good' but to create it, by helping one person at a time. " - unknown

"And when he gets to Heaven
To Saint Peter he will tell:
'One more Marine reporting, Sir!
I've done my time in Hell.'" -- Guadalcanal epitaph

"It is a strange and long war, the war that violence is forever waging against truth. All the efforts of violence are powerless to weaken truth, and serve only to make it stronger." - Blaise Pascal

"Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated." - Will Rogers

"I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" - popular bumpersticker

This is unparalyzed in the state's history. -- Gib Lewis, Texas Speaker of the House