We make war that we may live in peace.


May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.

Eskimo Proverb

What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Why can't peace be a single overriding common purpose: why do we wait for a crisis to pull us together? Let's pull together for peace.

Rita Mae Brown

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

William Shakespeare

Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.

Baruch Spinoza

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

T. S. Eliot

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Nelson Mandela

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Peter McWilliams

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.

John Buchan

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.


Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.


There are two ways of resisting war: the legal way and the revolutionary way. The legal way involves the offer of alternatinve service not as a privilege for a few but as a right for all. The revolutionary view involves an uncompromising resistance, with a view to breaking the power of militarism in time of peace or the resources of the state in time of war.

Albert Einstein

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

Paul Robeson

Tao. Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither.

W. Somerset Maugham

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.

African Proverb

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

"I'm not a fighter, I'm a bleeder."

Dylan Moran

One minute of patience, ten years of peace.

Greek Proverb

Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.

James Thomson

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

Max Ehrman

Peace at home, peace in the world.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Force is not a remedy.

John Bright

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

St. Francis Of Assisi

"How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?

Pat Robertson

You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace.

Max Lerner

Bloody Christmas, here again, Let us raise a loving cup, Peace on earth, goodwill to men, And make them do the washing up.

Wendy Cope

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

Anton Chekhov

To be at one with God is to be at peace ... peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one's own soul.

Ralph Waldo Trine

One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one's soul.

W. Somerset Maugham

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

Thomas a Kempis

There is no peace among equals because equality doesn't exist in this universe. Either one prevails and the other follows, or both negotiate their differences and create a greater partnership.

Harold J. Duarte bernhardt

Let us have peace.

Ulysses S. Grant

Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.

Carlos Santana

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 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 Hammerstein Ii

Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.

Pope John Paul Ii

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

Yasser Arafat

Among individuals, as among nations, peace is the respect of others' rights.(Orig: Entre los individuos como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.)

Benito Juarez

"It is My own peace I give unto you." Not, notice, the world's peace.

Rumer Godden

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.

Flavius Vegetius Renatus

If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace. There need be no trouble. Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.

Chief Joseph

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.

Gerald Jampolsky

Peace is much more precious than a piece of land... let there be no more wars.

Anwar Sadat

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.

Lyn Yutang

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.


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

It takes more distress and poison to kill someone who has peace of mind and loves life.

Bernie Siegel

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

Hermocrates of Syracuse

Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

St. Francis Of Assisi

From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.

Chief Joseph

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.

Dorothy Thompson

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

Friedrich von Schiller

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.

Elie Wiesel

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.

John Lennon

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.

Theodore Roosevelt

Romans, never forget that government is your medium! Be this your art:-to practice men in habit of peace, generosity to the conquered, and firmness against aggressors.


Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

Dr. Thomas Fuller

Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.

John Lennon

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

John Lennon

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.

Lao tzu

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.

Oprah Winfrey

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.

William Shakespeare

I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.

William Shakespeare

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.

William Shakespeare

If the Prince of Peace should come to earth, one of the first things he would do would be to put psychiatrists in their place.

Aldous Huxley

There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.

Mahatma Gandhi

To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.


Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.


In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.


If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.

Theodore Roosevelt

A just war is in the long run far better for a nation's soul than the most prosperous peace obtained by acquiescence in wrong or injustice.

Theodore Roosevelt

We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees.

Benjamin Franklin

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.


No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.

Woodrow Wilson

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.

Mike Ditka

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

Malcolm X

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

Malcolm X

There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together.

Kin Hubbard

This is the true nature of home - it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.

John Ruskin

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.

Jimmy Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

Jimmy Carter

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.

Robert J. Sawyer

What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.

William R. Alger

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

The absence of war is not peace.

Harry S Truman

Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.

Pablo Neruda

Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace in the war on the streets.

Tupac Shakur

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.

Amelia Earhart

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

Abraham Maslow

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

Baruch Spinoza

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

Helen Keller

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.

Saint Jerome

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Hannah Arendt

American foreign policy must be more than the management of crisis. It must have a great and guiding goal: to turn this time of American influence into generations of democratic peace.

George W. Bush

The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.

George W. Bush

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

George W. Bush

My peace is gone, my heart is heavy.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.

Joseph Conrad

These political, peaceful and democratic transitions in Burundi and DRC are very helpful in creating a more conducive climate.

Ibrahima Fall

Let's not forget who these immigrants are. They work hard, they pay taxes, and many have U.S. born children. It gives them the peace of mind that they can continue to work legally.

Jose Lagos

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.

Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.


Peaceful comprehensive political solution.

Rafiq Hariri

It will be a very peaceful informational picket. It's not a work stoppage by any means.

Clay Maxwell

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.

Anatole Broyard

He is a complete goof and so stylish, I mean everything about Franz is about chic, it doesn't really matter if there's peace in Bosnia as much as if they're beautifully dressed at the peace table.

Martin Short

The opposite of war isn't peace; it's creation.

Jonathon Larson

If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul, none can stand a long peace.

Oswald Spengler

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.

William Hazlitt

I call on everyone of goodwill both in Ireland and abroad to join now in ensuring that the beginning of peace becomes a reality, before this year is out. Let us together open a new era in our history.

Albert Reynolds

The European newspapers have abused our religion. We are expressing our anger. Usually protesters are peaceful but some miscreants do bad things and other people join them.

Shaukat Khan

By ignoring the commitments made in the Peace Accords, the Guatemalan authorities are missing a key opportunity to secure a long lasting solution to the land crisis.

Javier Zuñiga

Sometimes it's hard to compare benefits or know that you're comparing them accurately. The federal endorsement itself is sometimes enough to give applicants the peace of mind they've made the right choice.

Robert Danbeck

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.

Corazon Aquino

In this case, the country has no choice but to make peace with the communities that share the tiger's home. If not, we will lose the war of conservation, tiger by tiger.

Sunita Narain

We will do all we can to solve the issue by peaceful means, but one of the ways to do that is to prepare for all scenarios, including military ones.

Gholamreza Ansari

It's through actions of peace that peace is spread.

Lance Trumbull

We will act according to the situation that we face, ... We will use any means peaceful and violent.

Ali Hussein

If Bank of America and other companies think they are buying peace from reparations activists with these million-dollar contributions, they are in for a rude surprise.

John Carlisle

The peace process in the Congo is my priority.

Louis Michel

We hope protests are carried out in a peaceful way, but if they are not, we are prepared to give wrongdoers a forceful response.

Daniel Rodriguez

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.

Doris Mortman

This is part of a troubling pattern by the government of spying on peaceful groups.

Kathleen Taylor

(The protest) was anything but peaceful.

Colin Campbell

Because the place is ours, we have the freedom to make it look like we want it to look. Plus this location is great, because we're right in the middle of things, but because we're in the back of the building, it's more peaceful.

Tina Emery

This is a democratic and peaceful exercise to demonstrate our concerns over the loss of jobs due to a free trade deal.

Carlos Rodriguez

Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.

Barbara Hall

This is something that Netanyahu has been trying to do for a while, with both the European and American efforts. He has chosen settlement and the destruction of the foundation of the peace accords.

Saeb Erekat

I confirm my commitment to the points made (in the document), confident that they will help strengthen the ties between our two nations where democracy and peace will flourish.

Jean bertrand Aristide

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

'Valley of Angels' is about the idea that things aren't perfect. Everyone fumbles and falls and makes mistakes. When you're down, you might not feel there's any place of serenity you can find. It's about finding peace.

Bo Bice

They have already decided to get beyond where they left off and move on to the substantive components of the peace treaty.

Geoffrey Kemp

The gesture, albeit insulting, had no sexual meaning, did not appeal to anyone's prurient interest, and did not create a public disturbance or breach of the peace.

Harlan Stone

If we look at the bigger picture, what Iraq has now ... (is) very peaceful debates over the constitution - very, very passionate debates, very emotional debates, but nonetheless largely peaceful.

Michael Rubin

Love. Justice. Peace. Getting along.

Mariam Doumbia

It's important for everyone to know that there are students in the building who want peace.

Terry Cook

In Scripture we have found peace and order in our home and our family, and that's of course what we want for these families, ... Peace and harmony and love in a home is a good thing.

James Wallace

With this type of provocation, it becomes difficult for us to keep our people peaceful.

Shahid Shamsi

There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.

Philip Knight

There are elements who would like to resume the war but those who support the peace process have won so far. There is a bad need to have a high-level meeting between the two parties.

Hagrup Haukland

Sometimes conflict is necessary in the short term to achieve peace through the threat of aggression, and sometimes it is the threat of conflict which can establish peace.

Michael Ancram

Ignorance is a necessary condition of human happiness, and it must be owned that in most cases we fulfill it well. We know almost nothing about ourselves; absolutely nothing about our neighbors. Ignorance constitutes our peace of mind; self- deception our felicity.

Anatole France

You have the peace of mind of being able to contact your child and being able to have control over the situation.

Joe Farren

We will not have peace by afterthought.

Norman Cousins

We seek a peaceful relation with the United States, a cooperative relation, an equal relation.

Ahmed Ibrahim

He believed in peace negotiations to solve the ethnic problem.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

We fail to understand what Kashmiri leaders have in mind. On the one hand, they demand that they want to be involved in the peace process and, on the other, when the opportunity comes their way they refuse to sit down.

Dr Shabir Choudhry

Our objective was to stop all of these operations and move back to the peace table, ... Unfortunately, an agreement that was almost in the making was destroyed by the Israeli bombing of Gaza.

Nabil Sha'ath

Iran is determined to use peaceful nuclear technology and no intimidation or threat can make us give it up.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.

Gerald Jampolsky

He said to me that he would continue to work to keep the peace.

Antonio Villaraigosa

Many slaves avoided the city. If they could get to a farming community, they could live in peace and not have a fear of being captured.

Glennette Tilley Turner

I think it's a pretty sad day for democracy. It's a pretty sad day for the peace process.

Peter Alter

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.

Gaston Bachelard

There is a debate among peace activists if impeachment is the thing to do.

David Swanson

They have not wanted Peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war -- as though the absence of war was the same as peace.

Dorothy Thompson

Our efforts to advance Arab-Israeli peace.

Richard Boucher

In all the history of the Kashmir dispute, this peace process holds out the greatest promise.

Bharat Karnad

We don't like war, but we are not afraid of war either. You can't bring peace by being afraid of war.

Somawansa Amarasinghe

We are still investigating how these items were to be used, but you can rest assured they were not for peaceful purposes.

Julie Myers

You've got to take the rough with the smooth. It's like love and hate, war and peace, all that bollocks.

Brian Wright

The Dances of Universal Peace are important to me because they promote the awareness of our divine unity.

Bill Roberts

Peace is still not assured, and we must remember there are still millions of extremely poor and hungry people who need help.

Vincent Charles

What a response. The Ironwood community has responded with overwhelming generosity. Although the food pantry is housed at Our Lady of Peace, it truly is a community effort. Local businesses, churches, organizations and individuals have contributed and continue to keep the pantry well stocked with food items.

Pat Niksich

When you got peace in your heart, you won't have evil thoughts, ... If you have love in your heart. ... The devil is going to come at you now. You'll be able to overcome by God's power.

Sam Hughes

That will work for peace.

Jose Maria

World language courses are developing students in a capacity in European and Asian languages and this gives them a deeper understanding of not only language, but culture. It brings prosperity and peace to this world.

Gaston Caperton

The next round of talks between the Centre and PCG will be very crucial as likely outcome of the meeting may decide the future of the peace process.

Indira Goswami

It humiliates millions and millions of ordinary peace-loving Muslims.

Akbar Ahmed

Spread the word. Spread the peace.

Yoko Ono

We must make (the cease-fire) work. We cannot have stability and development and guarantee the future of our people without peace.

Sam Nujoma

He's definitely risen to an extremely important position of outreach that the movement hasn't had for years. He's a vehicle for the message of the movement, a message of dignity, of peace and of hope.

Jesse Diaz

After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside.

John James Audubon

If you have a problem field, a $15 SCN egg count can buy a lot of peace of mind.

Bob Heinz

We don't see any basis to declare a ceasefire. This is in response to the relentless attacks being waged by government forces against the unarmed civilians and abuse of the peace negotiations.

Gregorio Rosal

There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.

Douglas William Jerrold

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

Ulysses S. Grant

The government [claimed] this was turning into massive civil unrest, ... In fact, that was not the case. There was some turmoil, but these were peaceful demonstrations.

Avery Goldstein

I'm not saying it will threaten the peace process if it goes ahead, but it shouldn't happen.

Irwandi Yusuf

I could very well see Israeli authorities closing down all (peace) discussions. Because they don't want to debate with an organization which has, as their platform documents, to destroy the state of Israel.

Nathan Godley

Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.

Pervez Musharraf

I hope all of you will inherit and carry forward the fine traditions of China's religious circle in patriotism and religious piety and in upholding peace.

Jia Qinglin

Sharon is capable of making peace.

Hosni Mubarak