Peace Quotes


War creates peace like hate creates love.  ~David L. Wilson


That we are to stand by the president, right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. ~Theodore Roosevelt


“Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. In a modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice.”  ~Julian Assange


It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.  ~ Sinclair Lewis


“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson


The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles ~ Mahatma Gandhi


All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. – Voltaire


Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. ~ George Santayana


“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” — John F. Kennedy


"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." ~ Bertrand Russell


Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin


Although tyranny...may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people. ~Hannah Areddt


The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all. ~Tacitus


It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. ~Albert Camus


Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent. ~ Isaac Asimov


It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood...War is hell. ~General William Tecumseh Sherman


Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. ~Groucho Marx


"The Earth is not dying. It is being killed and the people killing it have names and addresses." - folksinger Utah Phillips


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead


Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. ~Albert Einstein


Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. ~Voltaire


Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~William Penn


All war is based on deception. ~Sun Tzu


The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. ~Herman Goering


The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. ~Albert Einstein


The first casualty when war comes is the truth. ~Sen. Hiram Johnson


In war, truth is the first casualty. ~Aeschylus


"My country right or wrong" is like saying, "My mother drunk or sober." ~G. K. Chesterton


At least we're getting the kind of experience we need for the next war. ~Allen Dulles


As for being a General, well, at the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords, we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it. ~Peter Ustinov


Only the winners decide what were war crimes. ~Gary Wills


Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. ~Alexander Hamilton


One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ~Plato


I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone. ~H. L. Mencken


The coward threatens when he is safe. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Benjamin Franklin


I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit. ~Thucydides


The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. ~Frederick Douglass


It is far easier to make war than peace. ~Georges Clemenceau


We have guided missiles and misguided men. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


"There must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will."-- Frederick Douglass 1857


"The Patriot Act followed 9-11 as smoothly as the suspension of the Weimar constitution followed the Reichstag fire."-- Srdja Trifkovic


"Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither." ~ Benjamin Franklin


Our enemies...never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. ~George W. Bush


"Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 


"I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."-- WWII Gen. George Patton


"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the oppressed. Silence comforts the tormenter, never the tormented."-- Elie Wiesel


Imagine. ~ John Lennon

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Make the Pledge for Peace now. Vote for what you believe in. Not one more unnecessary death based on lies and deceit. Not one more injustice. Not one more torture. Now is the time to take back our country and define our civility and our desires. Get involved in putting our society on the path of truth, compassion, and peaceful ways. Let's practice random acts of kindness and joy. Let's give our children an opportunity to live in a world of peace, understanding, and joy. Let's stop dropping bombs on innocent people. Let's define our future and let humanity and non-violence become the dominant paradigm. Make kindness one of the golden rules. Let's start nurturing all that is good within us, and stand strong against the fear and greed that makes us weak. Everything is connected. Work for peace. To make a change, words need action. Think, act.

We need to start voting our conscience. If we truly desire to stop unjust wars and oppressive acts, we cannot continue to compromise principles of truth and justice. We cannot continue to support elected officials who cannot publicly state their opposition to an immoral and illegal war. We must walk our talk, and expect our elected officials to do the same. The time is now. Write/call your Congressperson, your Senator, your Governor, your newspaper. Talk to your neighbor. Get the word out. Not One More!


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