He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
|Every gun that
is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final
sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold
and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It
is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the
hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense.
Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Those who make peaceful revolution
impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
It is easier to lead men
to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct
them toward the patient labours of peace.
Conflict is inevitable, but
combat is optional.
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
and the world will live
— John Lennon
One day we must come to
The problems that exist
Peace is more precious
|Permanent good can never
be the outcome of untruth and violence.
— Mohandas Gandhi
Nuclear Weapons . . .
I know not with what weapons
World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks
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.
Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
— Kin Hubbard
Nonviolence is the supreme law
Peace is the one condition
of survival in this nuclear age.
Change of Heart . . .
If in our daily life we can
If we have no peace,
it is because we have
forgotten that we belong
to each other.
— Mother Teresa
Peace is not an absence of
war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence,
The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
|Peace is rarely denied to
the peaceful. — Johann von Schiller
The world is a dangerous place
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Peace is not merely a distant
goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
— Martin Luther King Jr.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
— Malcolm X
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. . . . The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
|We seek peace, knowing that
peace is the climate of freedom.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Importance of Dialogue . . .
If we are to live together
in peace, we must come to know each other better.
Peace and friendship with
all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue
If you want to make peace,
you don't talk to your friends.
If we are to teach real peace
in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall
have to begin with the children.
the world will know peace.
— Jimi Hendrix
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