1000 Quotes about Peace

“We too should make ourselves empty, that the great soul of the universe may fill us with its breath.”
Lawrence Binyon

“There’s an non-existent peace in the uncertain quietness”
Fernando Pessoa

“And once he had seen this, he could never again see it otherwise, just as we cannot reconstruct an illusion once it has been explained.”
Leo Tolstoy

“Being alone can be good. It’s easy to find peace alone. But sometimes, being alone is a king of death.”
Dean Koontz

“It was entirely silent and I tried to breathe its peace.”
Sebastian Faulks

“The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.”
Mark Skousen

“There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge and wisdom. Shall we instead choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? I appeal as a human being to human beings; remember your humanity, and forget the rest.”
Bertrand Russell

“Welfare reforms and the whole “happy” exploitation movement are not “baby steps.” They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction.”
Gary L. Francione

“If you meet an angel, you will have not peace, but a fever.”
Stefano Benni

“The charm of variety there was not, nor the excitement of incident; but I liked peace so well, and sought stimulus so little, that when the latter came I almost felt it a disturbance, and rather still wished it had held aloof.”
Charlotte Brontë

“Peace is only a thought away.”
Jill Bolte Taylor

“Peace comes at a price, often only at the end of a hard-fought battle.”
Toni Sorenson

“Her maternal instinct told her Natasha had too much of something, and because of this she would not be happy”
Leo Tolstoy

“Im Krieg machen die Starken die Schwachen zu Sklaven, im Frieden machen die Reichen die Armen zu Sklaven.”
Oscar Wilde

“She had storms all her life, but she died peacefully.”
Janet Flanner

“Nobody could rule this world merely by peace.”
Toba Beta

“I’d start a war just to illustrate the value of peace.
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Jarod Kintz

“Veganism is about nonviolence. It is about not engaging in harm to other sentient beings; to oneself; and to the environment upon which all beings depend for life. In my view, the animal rights movement is, at its core, a movement about ending violence to all sentient beings. It is a movement that seeks fundamental justice for all. It is an emerging peace movement that does not stop at the arbitrary line that separates humans from nonhumans.”
Gary L. Francione

“To sense the peace of extinguished passion
Happiness in not knowing the ultimate knowledge”

Dejan Stojanovic

“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
Thomas Paine

“Peace does not dwell in outward things but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to, not an exemption from, suffering.”
François Fénelon

“The greatest threat to peace is the barrage of rightist propaganda portraying war as decent, honorable, and patriotic.”
Jeannette Rankin

“An evil can only be killed by another kind of evil,
because the pure spirit of peace can not do killing.”

Toba Beta

“[The wives of powerful noblemen] must be highly knowledgeable about government, and wise – in fact, far wiser than most other such women in power. The knowledge of a baroness must be so comprehensive that she can understand everything. Of her a philosopher might have said: “No one is wise who does not know some part of everything.” Moreover, she must have the courage of a man. This means that she should not be brought up overmuch among women nor should she be indulged in extensive and feminine pampering. Why do I say that? If barons wish to be honoured as they deserve, they spend very little time in their manors and on their own lands. Going to war, attending their prince’s court, and traveling are the three primary duties of such a lord. So the lady, his companion, must represent him at home during his absences. Although her husband is served by bailiffs, provosts, rent collectors, and land governors, she must govern them all. To do this according to her right she must conduct herself with such wisdom that she will be both feared and loved. As we have said before, the best possible fear comes from love.

When wronged, her men must be able to turn to her for refuge. She must be so skilled and flexible that in each case she can respond suitably. Therefore, she must be knowledgeable in the mores of her locality and instructed in its usages, rights, and customs. She must be a good speaker, proud when pride is needed; circumspect with the scornful, surly, or rebellious; and charitably gentle and humble toward her good, obedient subjects. With the counsellors of her lord and with the advice of elder wise men, she ought to work directly with her people. No one should ever be able to say of her that she acts merely to have her own way. Again, she should have a man’s heart. She must know the laws of arms and all things pertaining to warfare, ever prepared to command her men if there is need of it. She has to know both assault and defence tactics to insure that her fortresses are well defended, if she has any expectation of attack or believes she must initiate military action. Testing her men, she will discover their qualities of courage and determination before overly trusting them. She must know the number and strength of her men to gauge accurately her resources, so that she never will have to trust vain or feeble promises. Calculating what force she is capable of providing before her lord arrives with reinforcements, she also must know the financial resources she could call upon to sustain military action.

She should avoid oppressing her men, since this is the surest way to incur their hatred. She can best cultivate their loyalty by speaking boldly and consistently to them, according to her council, not giving one reason today and another tomorrow. Speaking words of good courage to her men-at-arms as well as to her other retainers, she will urge them to loyalty and their best efforts.”
Christine de Pizan

“I am not blaming the past. … But I want the peace of God to settle on the future.”
Benjamin Jowett

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