An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





All we are saying is give peace a chance...


John Lennon (1940-1980, British rock musician)


Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.


John Lennon (1940-1980, British rock musician)


You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.


John Lennon (1940-1980, British rock musician)


Live and let live is the rule of common justice.


Sir Roger L'Estrange


Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.


Yutang, Lin (1895-1976, Chinese writer and philologist)


Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.


Georg Christoph Litchenberg


I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


This is a sane, wholesome, practical, working faith: That it is a man's business to do the will of God; second, that God himself takes on the care of that man; and third, that therefore that man ought never to be afraid of anything.


George MacDonald (1824-1905, Scottish novelist)


As the birth of a country arises may all victory come through peace.


Todd D. Maddocks


Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.


Sidney Madwed


War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.


Zedong Mao (1893-1976, Founder of the People's Republic of China)


In a world filled with causes for worry and anxiety.. we need the peace of God standing guard over our hearts and minds.


Jerry W. McCant


Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.


William McKinley (1843-1901, American President (25th))


Let the ideas clash but not the hearts.


C. C. Mehta


The fruit of peace is love and the fruit of love is forgiveness.


Mary of Mejugorje


One can always win a war, but how does one conquer peace?


Michael Holmboe Meyer


If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.


Marianne Moore (1887-1972, American poet)


Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.


Mother Teresa (1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary)


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


Mother Teresa (1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary)


If the Nazis have really been guilty of the unspeakable crimes circumstantially imputed to them, then -- let us make no mistake -- pacifism is faced with a situation with which it cannot cope. The conventional pacifist conception of a reasonable or generous peace is irrelevant to this reality.


John Middleton Murry


The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964, Indian nationalist, statesman)


What we need is a generation of peace.


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964, Indian nationalist, statesman)


Peace is no more than a dream as long as we need the comfort of the clan.


Peter Nicols (1927-, British playwright)


Nonviolence is the supreme law of life.


Indian Proverb (Sayings of Indian origin)


Peace with a club in hand is war.


Portuguese Proverb (Sayings of Portuguese origin)


Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.


Julius Kambarge Nyerere (1922-, Tanzanian president)


Better to eat beans in peace than to eat meat in distress.


Guatemalan Proverb


The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.


Basil O'Connor


Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.


Pope John XXIII (1881-1963, Italian head of Roman Catholic order)


If you want peace work for justice.


Pope Paul VI (1897-1978, Italian Pope from 1963-1978)


I've got to have a place where I can find peace of mind.


Princess Diana (1961-1997, British Princess)


There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires.


Marcel Proust (1871-1922, French novelist)


Do something at its right time, and peace will accompany it.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


If you want to live in peace, you must not tell everything that you know, nor judge everything that you see.


Mexican Proverb (Sayings of Mexican origin)


If a man would live in peace he should be blind, deaf, and dumb.


Turkish Proverb (Sayings of Turkish origin)


If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being, we can do it.


Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)


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 (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)


Peace, like charity, begins at home.


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, American President (32nd))


Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping.


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919,  American President (26th))


The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919,  American President (26th))


This idea of weapons of mass exterminations utterly horrible and is something which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obey a government which is organizing a mass massacre of mankind.


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British philosopher, mathematician, essayist)


Peace is more precious than a piece of land.


Anwar Sadat


Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


When the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is giving in a form each mind that seeks for it in honesty can understand.


Helen Schucman


There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.


Rod Serling (1924-1975, American television script-writer)


A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.


Samuel Smiles (1812-1904, Scottish author)


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


Baruch Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677, Dutch philosopher and theologian)


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.


St. Catherine of Genoa


Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.


St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226,  Italian preacher, founder of The Franciscan Orde)


To many men...the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.


George Steiner (1929-, French-born American critic, novelist)


Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.


U. Thant (1909-1974, Burmese diplomat)


Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.


Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965, American lawyer, politician)


Peace is achieved by accepting the things you're not willing to change and changing the things your not willing to accept.


Marilyn Suttle (American speaker, author, and columnist)


They make a wilderness and call it peace.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117, Roman historian)


I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: John 16.33


Seek peace, and pursue it.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Proverbs 34:14


The peace makers shall be called the children of God.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Isaiah 2:4


Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Psalms 119:165


Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Psalms 34:14


When a person's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with them.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.


St. Theresa of Lisieux (1873-1897, French saint)


The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.


Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher)


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


James Thomson (1700-1748, Scottish poet)


I would rather have peace in the world than be President.


Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, American President (33rd))


It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.


Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, American President (33rd))


Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.


UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)


If you wish for peace be ready for war.


Author Unknown


Maintain peace with men, war with their vices.


Author Unknown


Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.


Author Unknown


Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.


Author Unknown


Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.


Author Unknown


Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.


Author Unknown


The best way to end a war is not to begin it.


Author Unknown


Two things rob people of their peace of mind: work unfinished and work not yet begun.


Author Unknown


When we can't find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere.


Author Unknown


When we are willing to make peace within ourselves, and peace with the environment in which we live and peace with each other and the animals we love and peace with the world so there are no wars, we will begin to understand how blessed we humans really are while we're on this earth and among each other and the more we strive for this Peace on Earth the more we will leave Paradise behind for those that come after us.


Brenda Vaccaro


There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us, above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God.


Yoga Vasishtha


Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.


George Washington (1732-1799, American President (1st))


To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.


George Washington (1732-1799, American President (1st))


Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.


John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892, American poet, reformer, author)


Peace is not God's gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other.


Elie Wiesel (1928-, Rumanian-born American writer)


Peace is our gift to each other.


Elie Wiesel (1928-, Rumanian-born American writer)


It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.


Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, British novelist, essayist)


Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.


Hubert Van Zeller


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