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Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
The peace makers shall be called the children of God.
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. [Psalms 34:14]
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles.
If you wish for peace be ready for war.
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Right human relations is the only true peace.
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace.
Don't tell me peace has broken out.
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
Let the ideas clash but not the hearts.
When a person's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with them.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.
Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.
For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.
Those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble. [Psalms 119:165]
Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
When you are at peace with yourself anyplace is home.
Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [Isaiah 2:4]
All that a pacifist can undertake -- but it is a very great deal -- is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.
The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
Peace is produced by war.
When you're finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you're going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can't we learn to live together like decent people?
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.
To get Peace you must work for Justice.
Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.
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 join us, and the world will be as one.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Peace is no more than a dream as long as we need the comfort of the clan.
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.
World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it
Peace, like charity, begins at home.
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
Perhaps some of us have to go through dark and devious ways before we can find the river of peace or highroad to the soul's destination.
In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.
When the soul is naughted and transformed, then of herself she neither works nor speaks nor wills, nor feels nor hears nor understands; neither has she of herself the feeling of outward or inward, where she may move. And in all things it is God who rules and guides her, without the meditation of any creature.... And she is so full of peace that thought she pressed her flesh, her nerves, her bones, no other thing come forth from them than peace.
We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.
Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
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.
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.
Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor -- it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.
I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves.
The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
When we can't find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere.
If a man would live in peace he should be blind, deaf, and dumb.
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
When the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is giving in a form each mind that seeks for it in honesty can understand.
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 out our differences.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Peace is our gift to each other.
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
One sword keeps another in the sheath.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.
There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
Peace and happiness are what you covet, but these are only to be obtained by labor.
Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
All we are saying is give peace a chance...
Live and let live is the rule of common justice.
Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
One can always win a war, but how does one conquer peace?
What we need is a generation of peace.
The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.
We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time. On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole. On the other hand, one of the ways of working for world peace is to work for more inner peace, because world peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.
If you want peace work for justice.
Peace with a club in hand is war.
Nonviolence is the supreme law of life.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous
The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.
Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
The best way to end a war is not to begin it.
Two things rob people of their peace of mind : work unfinished and work not yet begun.
Peace is not God's gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other.
It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last.
There hasn't been peace on earth because people cant seem to figure out that the real enemy is the people manipulating world events from behind the scenes for their own selfish interests.
There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories.
That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world.
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
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.
I now understand what Christ suffered in Gethsemane as well as any man living.
Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.
But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.
Please, we can get along here.
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.
If the Nazis have really been guilty of the unspeakable crimes circumstantially imputed to them, then -- let us make no mistake -- pacifism is faced with a situation with which it cannot cope. The conventional pacifist conception of a reasonable or generous peace is irrelevant to this reality.
One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
The peace dividend is peace.
Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping.
This idea of weapons of mass exterminations utterly horrible and is something which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obey a government which is organizing a mass massacre of mankind.
Peace is more precious than a piece of land.
Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.
Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.
Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.
Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.
Maintain peace with men, war with their vices.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.
There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect.
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
When the sun goes to sleep It is time to stop thinking It is time to start feeling The reality of your heart Where peace is all there is
Enjoy the good health. Bring the truth happiness. Care of his own family. Give the peace to all. Firstly, one must discipline and control his own mind. If he can do so, the enlightenment, wisdom and virtue will go to him naturally.