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Peace quotes and quotations

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
Anton Chekhov

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Bible

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

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 name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
Cicero

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

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Flavius Vegetius Renatus

If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
George C. Marshall

Has not peace honours and glories of her own unattended by the dangers of war?
Hermocrates of Syracuse

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

If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
Peter McWilliams

The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war.
William Shakespeare

This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, For freedom only deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade, For gentle peace in freedom's hallowed shade.
John Quincy Adams

Peace be with you.
Bible

Peace originates with the flow of things — its heart is like the movement of the wind and waves. The Way is like the veins that circulate blood through our bodies, following the natural flow of the life force. If you are separated in the slightest from that divine essence, you are far off the path.
Morihei Uyeshiba

Peace is a militant state, which is not secured by wishful thinking.... If we are to be sure of our liberty, we must be ready to fight for it.
General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Bible

Peace without justice is tyranny.
William Allen White

Peace is our gift to each other.
Elie Wiesel

The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Bible

Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is more important than all justice; and was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Martin Luther

Peace hath her victories No less renown'd than war.
John Milton

Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than War.
John Milton


First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Thomas a Kempis

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
Jawaharlal Nehru

And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
Bible

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

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

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Bible

Though peace be made, yet it's interest that keep peace.
William Cowper

A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
Claudian

For my brethren and companions' sake, I will now ask, Peace be with thee.
Bible

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
Lord Byron

Peace has no borders.
Yitzhak rabin

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

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep! He hath awaken from the dream of life!
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Bible

The fiercest agonies have shortest reign; And after dreams of horror, comes again The welcome morning with its rays of peace.
William Cullen Bryant

Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease, He makes a solitude and calls it--peace!
Lord Byron

The trenchant blade Toledo trusty. For want of fighting was grown rusty, And ate into itself for lack Of somebody to hew and hack.
Samuel Butler (1)

For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of more service than civil war.
Cicero

Nor is heaven always at peace.
Claudian

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Bible

Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place!
Lord Byron

The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, "Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must."
Henry Clay

Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
Wilkie (William) Collins

War leads to peace.
Cicero

O for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade; Where rumor of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
William Cowper

Such subtle covenants shall be made, Till peace itself is war in masquerade.
John Dryden

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
The Bible

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

At home the hateful names of parties cease, And factious souls are wearied into peace.
John Dryden

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon Baines Johnson

Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson
Peace is the gift of God. Do you want peace? Go to God. Do you want peace in four families? Go to God. Do you want peace to brood over your families? If you do, live your religion, and the very peace of God will dwell and abide with you, for that is where peace comes from, and it doesn't dwell anywhere else.
John Taylor

Peace is a two way road of conflict and compromise.
Ronald Thomas

Peace is not a season, it is a way of life.
Anonymous
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, the pursuit must go on.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Peace proposals unaccompanied by a sworn covenant indicate a plot.
Tzu Sun