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Quotations: Peace

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
Dave Barry

And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
Bible

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Bible

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Bible

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Bible

For my brethren and companions' sake, I will now ask, Peace be with thee.
Bible

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Bible

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.
Lois McMaster Bujold

The Pilgrim they laid in a large upper chamber, whose window opened toward the sun-rising; the name of the chamber was Peace, where he slept till break of day, and then he awoke and sang.
John Bunyan

With union grounded on falsehood and ordering us to speak and act lies, we will not have anything to do. Peace? A brutal lethargy is peaceable; the noisome is peaceable. We hope for a living peace, not a dead one!
Thomas Carlyle

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Johnny Carson

Peace is the fairest form of happiness.
William Ellery Channing

Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
Edward Chapin

There are interests by the sacrifice of which peace is too dearly purchased. One should never be at peace to the shame of his own soul--to the violation of his integrity or of his allegiance to God.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
Anton Chekhov

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
Cicero

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
Cicero

War leads to peace.
Cicero

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Moshe Dayan

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I could not live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.
George Eliot

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair.
Euripides

Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.
Barbara Hall

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Thomas Kempis

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Thomas Mann

If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
George C. Marshall

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure.
George Melton

Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.
Peter Minard

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
John Muir

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Robert J. Sawyer

Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
Seneca

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
William Shakespeare

Working in the garden...gives me a profound feeling of inner peace.
Ruth Stout

Out of the strain of the Doing, Into the peace of the Done.
Julia Louise Woodruff

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X

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