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Peace Quotes

In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.

Author: Swami Brahmanada

Profession: Indian Religious Figure

Don't tell me peace has broken out.

Author: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet

All that a pacifist can undertake -- but it is a very great deal -- is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.

Author: Vera Brittain (1893-1970)

Profession: British Writer

'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)

Profession: Founder of Buddhism

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

When the soul is naughted and transformed, then of herself she neither works nor speaks nor wills, nor feels nor hears nor understands; neither has she of herself the feeling of outward or inward, where she may move. And in all things it is God who rules and guides her, without the meditation of any creature.... And she is so full of peace that thought she pressed her flesh, her nerves, her bones, no other thing come forth from them than peace.

Author: St. Catherine of Genoa


There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories.

Author: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

Profession: Chinese Revolutionary Leader

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

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.

Author: Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)

Profession: Twenty-second & 24th President of the USA

What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

Peace is produced by war.

Author: Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

Profession: French Dramatist

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

Author: Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)

Profession: Israeli General

That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.

Author: Henry Van Dyke (1852--1933)

Profession: American Protestant Clergyman and Writer

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist