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Peace Proverbs


Sayings about Peace

Where there is love, there is peace. ~ Myanmar Proverb

The world exists on three things: truth, justice, and peace. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Peace and tranquillity are a thousand gold pieces. ~ Chinese Proverb

Better to have bread and an onion with peace than stuffed fowl with strife. ~ Arabian Proverb

True peace between nations will only happen when there is true peace within people’s souls. ~ Native American Proverb

A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment. ~ Indian Proverbs

A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace. ~ Chadian Proverb

If a man would live in peace, he should be blind, deaf, and dumb. ~ Persian Proverb

When you can’t find peace within yourself, it’s useless to seek it elsewhere. ~ French Proverb

Wisdom in the man, patience in the wife, brings peace to the house and a happy life. ~ Dutch Proverb

Eternal peace lasts until the next war. ~ Russian Proverb

If a man would live in peace he should be blind, deaf, and dumb. ~ Turkish Proverb

If you wish for peace be ready for war. ~ Traditional Proverb

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to look for it elsewhere. ~ French Proverb

Peace is the well from which the stream of joy runs. ~ Scottish Proverbs

Peace with a club in hand is war. ~ Portuguese Proverb

There is no other happiness but peace. ~ Thai Proverb

Better dry bread in peacetime than meat in wartime. ~ Hungarian Proverb

Peace is only possible after war. ~ Arabian Proverb

A woman’s clothes are the price her husband pays for peace. ~ Bantu Proverb

To live in peace one must be blind, deaf, and mute. ~ Turkish Proverbs

No one can have peace longer than his neighbor pleases. ~ Dutch Proverb

Make peace with people; wage war with your sins. ~ Russian Proverb

Who is blind, dumb and deaf will live a peaceful life of a hundred years. ~ Sicilian Proverb

If peace reigns in the land, a nun can govern it. ~ Tibetan Proverb

Ignorance is the peace of life. ~ Kashmiri Proverb

If you want to live in peace, you must not tell everything that you know, nor judge everything that you see. ~ Mexican Proverb

An iron peace is better than a golden war. ~ Polish Proverbs

A bad peace is better than a good quarrel. ~ Russian Proverb

Peace pays what war wins. ~ Serbian Proverb

Better to eat bread in peace, then cake amid turmoil. ~ Slovak Proverb

Do something at its right time, and peace will accompany it. ~ African Proverb

He who loves peace minds his own business. ~ Chinese Proverb

Hypocrisy is the mother of peace. ~ Moorish Proverb

When a king has good counsellors, his reign is peaceful. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

In peace be faithful; in war be valiant. ~ New Zealander Proverb

Better to eat beans in peace than to eat meat in distress. ~ Guatemalan Proverb

Better keep peace than make peace. ~ Dutch Proverbs

A bad peace is better than a good war. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Peace lasts until the army comes, and the army lasts until peace comes. ~ Russian Proverbs

Silence gives rise to peace and with peace comes security. ~ African Proverb

One minute of patience, ten years of peace. ~ Greek Proverbs

The tree of silence bears the fruits of peace. ~ Arabian Proverb

Better to be a dog in peacetime that a man in wartime. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Peace

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

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. ~ George Washington

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. ~ Maria Montessori

Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. ~ James Thomson

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

Peace is not merely the absence of visible conflict. Only a just peace based on the inherent rights and dignity of every individual can truly be lasting. ~ Barack Obama Quotes

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. ~ Dwight David Eisenhower Quotes

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy. ~ George Washington Quotes

What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace. ~ Joseph Conrad

Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war. ~ John Milton

Peace is the bright star of the world. ~ Edward Counsel

Let him who desires peace prepare for war. ~ Vegetius

Let us have peace. ~ Ulysses Simpson Grant,

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

In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace. ~ Ben Hecht

In a nuclear age, each of us is threatened when peace is not secured everywhere. ~ Jimmy Carter Quotes

Peace is the masterpiece of reason. ~ Johann Muller

Peace is much more precious than a piece of land. ~ Anwar al-Sadat

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. ~ A. J. Muste

All we are saying is give peace a chance… ~ John Lennon

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. ~ Woodrow T. Wilson

Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. ~ Ambrose Bierce

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

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker. ~ Richard M. Nixon

What we need is a generation of peace. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

Peace with honor. ~ Theobald II

It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last. ~ Woodrow T. Wilson

You have peace … when you make it with yourself. ~ Mitch Albom

Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job. ~ Wayne Dyer

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil. ~ John Ruskin

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful. ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Peace is the only battle worth waging. ~ Albert Camus

At the heart of happiness lies peace. It is the last and the highest attainment of the soul. ~ Hugh Black

Peace is the fairest form of happiness. ~ William Ellery Channing

Peace won by compromise is usually a short lived achievement. ~ Winfield Scott

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. ~ Thomas Fuller

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. ~ John F. Kennedy Quotes

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. ~ Peace Pilgrim

Peace we want because there is another war to fight: against poverty and disease. ~ Indira Gandhi Quotes

An army in peace is like an overcoat in July–not useful, but not to be thrown away. ~ Austin O’Malley

Blessedness is promised to the peacemaker, not to the conqueror. ~ Francis Quarles

Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

Peace is produced by war. ~ Pierre Corneille

The firmest security of peace is the preparation during peace of the defenses of war. ~ John Quincy Adams

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. ~ Dwight David Eisenhower

If you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you. ~ John C. Maxwell

You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die. ~ John Lennon

We should have much more peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others. ~ Thomas a Kempis

A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. ~ William Shakespeare

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony. ~ Laini Taylor

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Peace and happiness are what you covet, but these are only to be obtained by labor. ~ Thomas a Kempis

All true conflict should aim at peace. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Peace is indivisible. ~ Maxim Litvinov

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war. ~ Henry Van Dyke

It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Peace is achieved by accepting the things you’re not willing to change and changing the things your not willing to accept. ~ Marilyn Suttle

Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. ~ Andrew Jackson

We should provide in peace what we need in war. ~ Syrus

Peace … is a morbid condition, due to a surplus of civilians, which war seeks to remedy. ~ Cyril Connolly

Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets. ~ Douglas William Jerrold

Right human relations is the only true peace. ~ Alice A. Bailey

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding; I want the understanding which bringeth peace. ~ Helen Keller Quotes

If you want peace work for justice. ~ Pope Paul VI

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. ~ Helen Schucman

In time of peace prepare for war. ~ Vegetius

World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it. ~ Peace Pilgrim

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

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. ~ Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. ~ Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Peace often seems the one thing fair and desirable, so that the cloister or the forest, or the vessel on the lonesome sea, is the most grateful object of imagination. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way. ~ Julius Kambarge Nyerere

There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. ~ Douglas William Jerrold

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Peace with all nations, and the rights which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. ~ Bible

The fruit of peace is love and the fruit of love is forgiveness. ~ Mary of Mejugorje

True peace consists in not separating ourselves from the will of God. ~ Thomas Aquinas

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,

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

All things that speak of heaven speak of peace. ~ Philip James Bailey

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is our passion. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Right is more precious than peace. ~ Woodrow Wilson

The belief that peace is desirable is rarely enough to achieve it. Peace requires responsibility. Peace entails sacrifice. ~ Barack Obama

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. ~ Pope John XXIII

Peace is an attribute of the highest power. ~ E. H. Chapin

The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. ~ George W. Bush

Peace is stronger than war. ~ Edward Counsel

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. ~ St. Theresa of Lisieux

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. ~ Dwight Eisenhower

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

They make a wilderness and call it peace. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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

Peace is not in itself a dream, but we know it only as the result of a momentary equilibrium–an accident. ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel

Though peace be made, yet it’s interest that keep peace. ~ Oliver Cromwell

To get Peace you must work for Justice. ~ John Paul VI Quotes

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

Find peace in where and what you are. ~ Christopher Paolini

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

Peace, like charity, begins at home. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun, and the two are never far apart. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Peace renders nations happier and men weaker. ~ Luc De Clapiers

Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation. ~ Richard Nixon

Peace is priceless, but not at any price. ~ Robert Elliott Gonzales

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace if possible, truth at all costs. ~ Martin Luther

If peace cannot be maintained with honor, it is no longer peace. ~ John Russell

As the birth of a country arises may all victory come through peace. ~ Todd D. Maddocks

First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. ~ Thomas a Kempis

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