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Peace Quotations   


Quotations from Holy Books


This, our motherland, gives equal shelter to people speaking different languages and following different faiths.

Bhagvad Gita

Whatever celestial form a devotee seeks to worship with faith, I stabilize the faith of that particular devotee in that particular form.

Holy Quran

There is no compulsion in religion.

Holy Quran

To every nation we appointed acts of devotion, which they observe, so let them not dispute with thee in the matter, and call to thy Lord.

General Quotations

*The time is always right to do what’s right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Forgiveness is not an occasional habit, it is a permanent attitude. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

*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 possible. Think it. Plan it. Do it. - Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict & Violence

*Non-violence means positive action. You have to work for whatever you want. You just do not sit there doing nothing and hope to get what you want. -Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

*For 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

*Making peace is harder than making war. - Adlai Stevenson

*When peace has been broken anywhere, the peace of all countries everywhere is in danger. - President Franklin D. Roosevelt

*Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none. - President Thomas Jefferson

*Nation shall speak unto nation. -Dr. Randall’s motto for BBC, 1927

*By peace among our people let men know we serve the Lord! - Rudyard Kipling

*Ah! when shall all men’s good
Be each man’s rule, and universal Peace
Lie like a shaft of light across the land? - Tennyson

*Peace hath her victories
No less renowned than war. - John Milton

*Peace is indivisible. - Pope Maxim Lvinoff

*Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions. – Oscar Arias

*To come to such a conference really opens your mind up to understand that there always are two sides to each story. – Michael Berns, Hillel President, Penn State University

*Learning to forgive those who have wronged us is the first step we can take toward healing our traumatized nation. – Bishop Joseph Christian Humper, Chairman, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone

*War is part of our culture, change requires that peace be taught. – Michael D. Knox, Chair of the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation

*Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. – Dwight David Eisenhower

*We must realize the truth of ourselves – we are one human family, one part of the other. My old work horse, Teddy, and the fancy, registered horse visiting us had no trouble eating out of the same dish. We must discover the same. – Sister Lucy Poulin

*Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither person nor property will be safe. – Frederick Douglass

*Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the science of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty. – Archbishop Oscar Romerou

*Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible. – Bernard Lown, 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate, cofounder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

*Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill, Quoted in The Week, 8(358)

*As a sovereign, one must not start war on the spur of anger. As a general, one must not fight a battle out of spite. – Sun Tzu (516 B.C.), The Art of War



last updated 6/28/09