Peace Quotes

“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.” – Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird)

It is odd that we can accept the need for courage to do battle with an enemy, but not the courage to stand bare-breasted before an enemy’s guns. – A C Grayling (The Reason of Things)

Love your enemies – Jesus (Gospel of Matthew 5:24)

For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. – Buddha

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.- Martin Luther King Jr (Loving Your Enemies)

Peace may sound simple – one beautiful word – but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
— Yehudi Menuhin

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.— UNESCO Constitution

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education.— Maria Montessori

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. — The 14th Dalai Lama

It is the great challenge of our time: how to achieve justice — with struggle, but without war.– Howard Zinn

If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed – but hate these things in yourself. – Thomas Merton (The Root Of War Is Fear)

For us to struggle (the forces being so unequal) must appear insane. They have millions of money and millions of obedient soldiers; we have only one thing, but that is the most powerful thing in the world: Truth. – Leo Tolstoy

..history is full of small acts that changed the world in surprising ways.– Rebecca Solnit (Hope in the Dark)

Expenditures for defence have risen to mountainous proportions. The nations have believed that greater armaments will cast out fear, but they have produced greater fear.– Martin Luther King Jr.

Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along … All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger. – Herman Göring

Violence brings only temporary victories; violence, by creating more social problems than it solves, never brings permanent peace. – Martin Luther King Jr.