Peace Quotes

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.

Lord Chesterfield

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 not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

George Bernard Shaw

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace

Benjamin Franklin

I ask no more from mortals Than your beautiful face implies, The beauty the artist beholding Interprets and sanctifies. Who says that men have fallen, That life is wretched and rough? I say, the world is lovely, And that loveliness is enough. So my doubting days are ended, And the labour of life seems clear; And life hums deeply around me, Just like the murmur here, And quickens the sense of living, And shapes me for peace and storm, And dims my eyes with gladness When it glides into colour and form!

Robert Williams Buchanan

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death

Patrick Henry

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

As Shakespeare himself knew, the peace, the reconciliation that he created on the stage would not last an hour on the street.

Edward Bond

Christians have oppressed Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, Pagans, and each other throughout their centuries of power, preaching religious intolerance as the word of Jehovah whenever they had the military, political, or economic power to make it stick and then piously preaching brotherhood, peace, and toleration when they didn't.

Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits

A sane being wished for peace and serenity, not to be the mortar in which the ingredients of destiny are finely ground.

William M. Kucmierowski

But first a hush of peace, a soundless calm descends; The struggle of distress and fierce impatience ends Mute music sooths my breast unuttered harmony That I could never dream till earth was lost to me.

Emily Jane Bront

A single face turned upward toward all Time One flesh, one ecstasy, one peace.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword.

Stephen Runciman

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

John Lennon

People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments

Dwight David Eisenhower
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