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159 Peace Quotes

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

Baruch Spinoza Quotes

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All men love peace in their armchairs after dinner; but they disbelieve the other nations's professions, rightly measuring its sincerity by their own.

Oscar W. Firkins Quotes

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But then peace, peace! I am so mistrustful of it: so much afraid that it means a sort of weakness and giving in.

D. H. Lawrence Quotes

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Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.

John Andrew Holmes Quotes

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The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.

Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 our differences.

Harry S. Truman Quotes

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.

Andre Gide Quotes

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

Mother Teresa Quotes

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President Sadat was killed by an extremist Muslim President Rabin was killed by an extremist Jew Mahatma Gandhi was killed by an extremist Hindu at Cleveland City Club.. (to which could be added: Many American soldiers have been killed by extremist Christians).

Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Quotes

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Those who say Islam is a warlike religion must ask if Christianity has been as well.

Wendell Berry Quotes

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Roger Normand: Bomb now. Die later.

Roger Normand Quotes

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I was a bombadier in WW 2. When you are up 30,000 feet you do not hear the screams or smell the blood or see those without limbs or eyes. It was not til I read Hersey's Hiroshima that I realized what bomber pilots do.

Howard Zinn Quotes

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You bring young men together.. put them in a confined space.. and then give them a license to kill (re war).

Victor Davis Hanson Quotes

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We're waist deep in the Big Muddy and the big fool says to push on singing about an incident in which marine recruits died driven to their deaths by an officer.

Pete Seeger Quotes

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I was an infantry officer in the Army from 1969 to 1971. Men in my platoon who had served time in Vietnam told me many stories—but none more chilling than the one from two helicopter pilots. They told me how they would shoot the friendlies on their way back from reconnaissance missions just so they could empty their ammunition before returning to base. The friendlies were South Vietnamese women and children, helpless victims in a war they did not understand. But to the American pilots, they were simply dots on the ground. Whitehead is a political conservative.

John Whitehead Quotes

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I would not want to be the one to tell parents of the last man to die in a war termed a mistake that he was dead.

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I would not want to be the one to tell parents of the last man to die in a war termed a mistake that he was dead.

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Rob Helb served as an Army Air Corps gunner and lost an arm over the oil fields of Turkey. After crashing, he asked a crew member to retrieve his bloodied and severed arm so he could remove from its wrist the gold watch his father had given him.

Christopher Ward Quotes

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You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.

Geraldine A. Ferraro Quotes

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I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.

Georges Clemenceau Quotes

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Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.

Kin Hubbard Quotes

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Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering Quotes

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