"The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to Earth.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
"Nonviolence is absolute respect for each human being."
~Adolpho Perez Esquival~
"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding.
I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
"The best preparedness is the one that disarms the
hostility of other nations and makes friends of them."
"It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they
need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."
"The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center.
So does a person."
~Norman Vincent Peale~
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage doesn’t need to be lived again."
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the
kind of person who can live at peace with others."
~Mildred Norman Ryder~
"If you want to make peace, you don't talk
to your friends. You talk to your enemies."
~Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)~
"You can't separate peace from freedom because
no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."
"Peace cannot be kept by force.
It can only be achieved by understanding."
"Those who have an interest in keeping the machinery
of war going will stop at nothing to make public
opinion subservient to their murderous ends."
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.~
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a
descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks
to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.~
"Five enemies of peace inhabit us - avarice, ambition,
envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace."
~Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)~
"Peace-making is a healing process and it
begins with me, but it does not end there."
~Gene Knudsen Hoffman~
"The greatest threat to our world and its peace comes from those
who want war, who prepare for it, and who, by holding out vague
promises of future peace or by instilling fear of foreign
aggression, try to make us accomplices to their plans."
"We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace
the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will
act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"
"Human history becomes more and more
a race between education and catastrophe."
~H. G. Wells~
"They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be
your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves
slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of
the world you, the people, have never had a voice in
declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war
by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people."
~Eugene V. Debs~