Quotes About Peace

The mere absence of war is not peace.
John F. Kennedy

Give peace in our time, O Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer

Could I have but a line, a century hence, crediting a contribution to the cause of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
General Douglas MacArthur

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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace upon any other basis than national independence, peace purchased at the cost of any part of our national integrity, is fit only for slaves, and even when purchased at such a price, it is a delusion, for it cannot last.
William E. Borah

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 anymore.
Isaiah 2:4

In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Peace hath her victories, no less renown’d than war.
John Milton

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

Only a peace between equals can last...
Woodrow Wilson

An unjust peace is better than a just war.

Peach hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.
John Greenleaf Whittier

A soft answer turneth away wrath.
Proverbs 15:1

Peace is the exhaustion of strife, and is only secure in her triumphs in being in instant readiness for war...
Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?
Lorraine Hansberry

Peace is necessary to this vast empire.  We need population, not devastation.
Catherine the Great

People want peace so badly that governments ought to get out of their way and let them have it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

If blood be shed, let it be our blood.  Cultivate the quiet courage of dying without killing. For man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
Mohandas K. Gandhi



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